Jan 192009
 

happiness-part-1

What is important to you?

In the basic 5 areas of life what has the most meaning. Take a moment to put these five areas of your life in order from most to least important.

-Spiritual

-Business/ Finances

-Health

-Family/ Relationships

-Entertainment

These happen to be the order of the priorities in my life. Now this is not to say you are neglecting any areas if they are lower on your list, but we are all at different stages in life and as we are growing and changing so are our priorities.  I certainly am guilty of not paying attention as much as I would like to, to the last two areas at this point in my life, but my family respects and understands my goals and I am willing to sacrifice some moments of entertainment to achieve the level of success I desire.

You must define what success and happiness mean to you.
This is imperative!

Who do you view as successful? What makes you feel happy about life and yourself?

I love the Topher Morrison , a NLP Trainer and Hypnotist, training on evaluating these two areas, specifically happiness. Very often we put the achievement of our happiness on the shoulders the people and circumstances we are subjected to. Not to say this doesn’t have a part in our feelings, but the training was presented to focus more on the gratitude we should have over the little things. He gave a great example about finance.

“I am happy about my finances when I have more money at the end of the month than bills.” Of course this isn’t  out of the ordinary, but listen to his spin on it. “Now, after evaluating myself and where I have come from, I am just happy to have any amount of money. If I have $100 in my pocket or $1 I feel abundant. There are people out there without any of the means that I have been blessed with so why not be grateful and feel abundant to just have something?”

The first step to manifesting the lifestyle you desire is determining what is most important to you in your life at the present moment.