You see, people are focused on what goes wrong in their lives. They have signs that tell them that things are not going great. Let me share some with you.
“I am unhappy when I’m in conflict”
“I am unhappy when I don’t succeed”
“I am unhappy when things don’t happen the way I want them to happen”
“I am unhappy when people do not agree with me”
“I am unhappy when I am tired”
“I am unhappy when I don’t have the money to do all the things I want to do”
“I am unhappy if I can’t predict the future”
“I am unhappy if I am not in control all the time”
“I am unhappy when I worry”
“I am unhappy when people do not appreciate me”
“I am unhappy when others are more successful than me”
Research shows that people have more signs for unhappiness than signs for happiness. It is no wonder they see unhappiness everywhere.
Think of life as a car ride. Take yourself on a trip. If you have many signs for unhappiness, you see many of those signs along the way. If you have many signs for happiness, you see many of them. It is your choice what to pay attention to.
If most people had as many sighs for happiness as much as signs for unhappiness, I think their life would be much happier.
Try this yourself, write down 10 things that make you unhappy and 10 that make you happy and see which one you wrote faster.
Every person’s signs for happiness are different. Only you can know what makes you happy. Just like only you can tell what makes you unhappy.
Aim for more happy signs if you want a happy trip.