Did you know that your words and self talk can affect how you feel about things and how happy you are? Some words can actually be dangerous if your goal is to be truly happy. Here are two words that can prevent your happiness.
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Two Words That Can Prevent Your Happiness
I recently discovered two words that I was saying to myself that were an instant red flag that I was about to do something I didn’t really want to do.
Those two words were these: “I could..” or sometimes “I should..”
As in, I could be happy with such and such. I could get used to doing this or that. I should put up with that kind of life.
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If you practice gratitude regularly, you might start to notice that you could be happy with any number of situations. But the real question is, what do you really want? What would truly make you happy?
Yes, you could be happy with probably any circumstances out there, but if you’re at the point in your personal development journey when you’re able to ask questions like these, then I encourage you to strive higher and keep going toward what you really want.
I heard a coach say once that for whatever dream you have in life, there is a similar dream out there. A photo copy version of it. It looks similar, maybe it even feels similar, maybe it has some of the same reasons why you had that dream in the first place.
But it’s not the same.
And it would be easier to settle for the photo copy version of the dream. The version where it’s kind of what you want, but not really, but it’s better than nothing, right?
But if you’re recognizing that what you have right now isn’t quite right, then keep going toward your real dreams.
You could be happy with any kind of life, but if you’ve come this far, you can go a little farther.
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