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Now You Can Have A Happy Life That You Have Been Dreaming Of

Father and son

Who doesn’t want a happy life? Only real fools would reject it.

Yet, many people out there feel sad and feel bad about their life.

Are you one of those people?

I used to be one. But, then, I woke up and I was no longer part of the pathetic group of people.

Do you realize that happiness is yours to create? It’s all in your head. How’s that? You might ask.

It’s about focusing on your blessings and ignoring your misfortunes.

Every time you feel sad about something that is happening in your life, try not to think about it. Instead, direct your mind to all the blessings that God has granted you. Count your blessings; remember things that make you happy and smile.

And, always look at the bright side. Everything that happens to us is meant for a reason. Let’s say, now, you have just got fired from a job with a very high salary. But, did you really enjoy the job? Were you not complaining every time you go home from work?

Your being fired might be a way for you to find a job that you enjoy doing. It’s an opened gate to a happier life. People sometimes focus themselves to their loss instead of a brighter future. And, that’s the biggest contribution to a very very unhappy life.

The last thing to do is get on the street. Look at those homeless people out there. They’ve got no home. And you? You’ve got a home, a great family, a job, a speedy internet connection. You should be very thankful. Compared to them, you have the world.

So, do you still think you have the right to be unhappy? If I were you, I would say no. A big NO.

If your answer is still yes, you’d better reread all the above lines.

How to Make More Time for Giving

Kids and mom

Do you have a desire to spend more time giving to others but you don’t know where the time is going to come from? Have you tried several time management approaches all of which gave limited results or didn’t last beyond a few weeks or days? I had the same problem and so did my friend David.

David Perdew has just written a new book called “Bad Dad: 10 Keys to Regaining Trust”, is developing and teaching an online course, makes time for his family, and works a full-time job. Some students in his class have recently stated they don’t know how he does it all. I recently talked with David about his “secret.” It was no surprise that he has learned what I have.

You need to determine what your values and life purpose are and then spend your time doing those things that are most important to fulfilling them. Everything else should be delegated to someone else or not done at all. If giving to others is high on your list of values, you will make the time to do it more and feel great about it.

I spent the energy to determine my values and life purpose in my mid-forties. Some people might think I was going through a mid-life crisis (or man-o-pause as my friend Nick would call it). You are never too young or old to take your life purpose seriously.

The following two books were very useful to me and I highly recommend them both:

  • “The Power To Be Your Best” by Todd Duncan
  • “The Purpose-Driven Life” by Rick Warren

If you don’t know your life purpose at this point in your life, you need to take the time to discover it. It will be a life changing experience.