Why Choosing Happiness Will Dramatically Change All Aspects of Your Life

Posted: January 7, 2010 in I Don't Know, Personal
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As humans, we have one very great ability, which is the one thing that sets us apart from the rest of the animals in the animal kingdom: “free will” and the ability to make choices about everything we do.

We have the ability to makes choices every second of every day if our lives. That being said, if I am able to choose to get out of bed in the morning or choose what I would like to eat for lunch then I must also be able to “choose happiness” right?

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Here is something that might sound absolutely absurd to some but is 100% true – humans have the choice to be happy or not. Choosing happiness will change everything in your life. You will be filled with joy by choosing to not let negative situations bring you down. If you choose happiness, it will change your relationships, life, health, work, financial, lovers, personal life, and anything else that is an important aspect in your life.

Here is an example:
Someone backed into my vehicle the other day. I could have been really upset, ruminated about it, been frustrated for days, and told other people how much of an idiot this guy was for hitting it.

OR

I could choose to say, “Oh well, glad everything is okay. No one is hurt and it’s not really that bad anyway,” and not make a big deal of it. I chose happiness in that situation, and I am much better off for it. When we choose happiness, everything and anything bad in life seems to roll right off of you and you are completely unaffected by negative situations. This is a very powerful and useful tool. [read]

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