If there was just a chance that you could swap all your problems, all your disappointments, all your frustrations, regrets and anger for a life filled with Happiness, meaning and purpose, would you be willing to take it?
Becoming happier is not about information. You are bombarded with information all the time.
The secrets to the Universe are in every bookstore already.
In fact if you were aware enough you would see answers and insights all the time in the most mundane of places.
Of course information has a value, but only as a stimulus for the change it creates in your beliefs.
What creates change is you.
More specifically your focused attention.
This is why coaching is so effective. It provides the time, space to focus attention and create change.
Happiness is a natural result when we stop trying to be something we are not.
Most of us spend our lives as a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.
When we don’t fit we think there is something wrong with us, that we are too small and unworthy to fit in.
Our lives become dull and depressing.
A lonely and empty struggle.
Yet the truth is like the square peg, you are too big to fit in to the role we have tried to play out.
Happiness occurs when we follow our dreams and passion.
Happiness is the result of living according to our natural design rather than what is normal.
Right now your happiness is like the water running into a bath with the plug out.
It doesn’t matter what you get or what you do, nothing will satisfy you for long because you are letting your happiness leak away.
The solution is not to start learning any new tricks, but to stop making the mistakes that make you miserable.
Every person I have ever met limits his or her happiness through these same ten mistakes.
It is these same ten mistakes that are the cause of our wars, our increasing crime rates, our shocking epidemics of loneliness, stress and mental illnesses.
It is these same ten mistakes that cause your life to be less joyful, successful and fulfilled than it could be.