Finding Happiness #4
Being successful with your personal and professional goals can definitely lead to happiness. If we break down success, what does it look like? It doesn’t have to be a complex formula or a task that is so challenging it's beyond reach. Success often looks a life of many days that are the same because you are making the right choices over and over. It's having the courage and self-discipline to go the gym no matter if you want to go or not. It also looks like choosing healthy foods because you see the end game of having a healthy body that allows you to live your life to the fullest.
If you have a goal you want to accomplish, but you don't know where to start, brainstorm and go backwards from the end to the beginning. Break down the tasks until you can no longer make them any smaller. Microhabit is a term for making small changes to improve your daily life. That is how you start on the path to success. Goals feel much more manageable when you break them down into small pieces. When you do something new, it takes three weeks to become a habit. Consider scheduling time on your calendar for whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.
Happiness can appear out of the blue when you realize you are working towards your dreams. You may not always want to do one more productive thing after a busy day, but you will likely feel happy and proud of yourself for making the tough, right decision. In doing this, you are also prioritizing yourself. This is a form of self-kindness and way to really connect with your inner self. Goal is a word for many, many small tasks, and days of discipline. Think of all of the things you have already accomplished and know you are closer than you realize to finding happiness through your dreams.