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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Happiness Tips 2/16

Today, I want to focus on the most important game in happiness...the mental game.  While it is clear that some things are bad and toxic and should be avoided, it is easy to miss the joys that can be achieved in other things simply by failing to be in the right mindset.

Again, this is not applicable to negative and destructive situations, only things you might otherwise consider blah or not reaching "success" in your life.  I have personally turned away from liking that word...success.  Success implies a state where you are better than others or have reached a destination, neither of which comes with fulfillment or is even achievable.

I remember a few years ago I was driving with Uber and noticed the limitations that were on me achieving my "success," rather than the benefits that came with such a job.  The stress over being able to reach a desired income level ultimately caused emotional strain and back injury from the tension and from overwork, which led me to not be able to do it at all.  I wonder how my life would have turned if I would, instead, have stopped for coffee and reading a book on slow days and took more breaks.

So, in the future, I will not be achieving success but plan on looking for ways to enjoy the WORKPLACE, instead of the income.  That is the only way to bring happiness into your career.

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