One day I want to be as wise as James Earl Jones (he provides the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga).
Or maybe as creative as Clint Eastwood (a film director and musician).
I might even settle for a touch of William Shatner’s curiosity (well known space explorer).
Although these gents are now in their nineties their wisdom, creativity and curiosity were always present.
Having said that, our own unique talents can sometimes lie below the surface of our everyday armour. We can be scared to show others just how talented we are whether we are fifteen, or fifty. We have to decide we can be vulnerable, then get and hold other people’s attention.
So we need to get out of our own way and actively chase after personal success. If we are doing this, our life goals should include:
Working to increase the amount of happiness we get from our day
Promoting others’ well being
Building an intriguing set of memories for others to remember us by
What Needs To Change? (Picture credit SHVETS Productions via Pexels.com)
So, what has September felt like to you?
Post-pandemic is it business as usual, once again?
Or, is it more like something from a science fiction film, complete with rapid testing and face coverings?
Happiness involves choice.
Making change happen starts with moving towards a goal.
Everyone choosing to follow a different path after lockdown has had to plan their way forward. Maybe that is something you want to do? If so there’s plenty of information in the posts here to get you started.
Check out the download section too, if you want some ideas on where to focus your attention.
The first step is to ask yourself, what do I want to change by the end of next month?
Then figure out what your next step looks like.
Then take it.
Leave a reply and let everyone know how you get on!
2021 is roughly four months away. The next eight months have to be a happier than the last eight, don’t they?
I mean, how many happiness points out of 10 would you give 2020 so far?
7 out of 10? 6? 5?
Here’s a tip if your 2020 happiness score is 4 out of 10, or less.
Make the most of the people around you. After all:
Are all good people to ask for support. It is legitimate to lean on others from time to time, just like they lean on you.
In my experience taking a deep breath and asking for help is the first step back towards happiness. Whoever you talk to will be able to help you reconnect with the qualities that make you smile, feel pride, enjoy your day.
Here’s a quote from Mahatma Gandhi which I like:
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Hopefully 2021 will be full of those moments.
Meanwhile, who do you turn to when you need to get back into harmony? Leave a comment, or Tweet @RogerD_Said