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Last Updated on February 25, 2020

22 Happy Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

22 Happy Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. There is no single definition of happiness. Happiness really isn’t a destination, but a journey that you’re experiencing every single day — embracing the negative and the positive.

These 22 happy quotes will help you understand the true meaning of happiness and hopefully you’ll stop finding happiness and start experiencing it.

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. — Goldie Hawn

    The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. — Woody Allen

      The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. — Henry Ward Beecher

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        Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. — Denis Waitley

          Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. — Jim Rohn

            There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. — George Sand

              Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. — Valerie Bertinelli

                Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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                  Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha

                    Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie

                      Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. — Mahatma Gandhi

                        The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. — Dodinsky

                          Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

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                            Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

                              You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

                                Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

                                  A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. — Thomas Jefferson

                                    The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. — William Phelps

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                                      When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. — Helen Keller

                                        The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. — Thucydides

                                          It’s kind of overwhelming right now, … I can barely walk. I’m tired and sore, but really happy to have finished. — Chris Connelly

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                                            Last Updated on July 27, 2020

                                            7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

                                            7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

                                            Most people don’t know the profound effects of making life decisions. Often times, we go through life oblivious to what thoughts we are thinking and what actions we are taking. Every single decision we make in our days shapes our current reality. It shapes who we are as a person because we habitually follow through with the decisions we make without even realizing it.

                                            If you’re unhappy with the results in your life right now, making the effort to changing your decisions starting today will be the key to creating the person you want to be and the life you want to have in the future.

                                            Let’s talk about the 7 ways you can go about making life changing decisions.

                                            1. Realize the Power of Decision Making

                                            Before you start making a decision, you have to understand what a decision does.

                                            Any decision that you make causes a chain of events to happen. When you decide to pick up a cigarette to smoke it, that decision might result in you picking up another one later on to get that same high feeling. After a day, you may have gone through a pack without knowing it. But if you decide not to smoke that first cigarette and make a decision every five minutes to focus your attention somewhere else when you get that craving, after doing this for a week, your cravings will eventually subside and you will become smoke-free.

                                            But it comes down to making that very first decision of deciding whether or not to pick up that cigarette.

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                                            2. Go with Your Gut

                                            Often times, we take too much time to make a decision because we’re afraid of what’s going to happen. As a result of this, we go through things like careful planning, deep analysis, and pros and cons before deciding. This is a very time consuming process.

                                            Instead, learn to trust your gut instinct. For the most part, your first instinct is usually the one that is correct or the one that you truly wanted to go with.

                                            Even if you end up making a mistake, going with your gut still makes you a more confident decision maker compared to someone who takes all day to decide.

                                            3. Carry Your Decision Out

                                            When you make a decision, act on it. Commit to making a real decision.

                                            What’s a real decision? It’s when you decide on something, and that decision is carried out through action. It’s pointless to make a decision and have it played out in your head, but not doing anything about it. That’s the same as not making a decision at all.

                                            If you want to make real changes in life, you have to make it a habit to apply action with your decision until it’s completed. By going through this so many times, you will feel more confident with accomplishing the next decision that you have in mind.

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                                            4. Tell Others About Your Decisions

                                            There’s something about telling other people what we’re going to do that makes us follow through.

                                            For example, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to become an early riser. Whenever I tried to use my own willpower, waking up early without falling back asleep felt impossible. So what I did was I went to a forum and made the decision to tell people that I would wake up at 6 AM and stay up. Within two days, I was able to accomplish doing this because I felt a moral obligation to follow through with my words even though I failed the first time.

                                            Did people care? Probably not, but just the fact that there might be someone else out there seeing if you’re telling the truth will give you enough motivation to following through with your decision.

                                            5. Learn from Your Past Decisions

                                            Even after I failed to follow through my decision the first time when I told people I was going to wake up early and stay up, I didn’t give up. I basically asked myself, “What can I do this time to make it work tomorrow?”

                                            The truth is, you are going to mess up at times when it comes to making decisions. Instead of beating yourself up over it, learn something from it.

                                            Ask yourself, what was good about the decision I made? What was bad about it? What can I learn from it so I can make a better decision next time?

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                                            Remember, don’t put so much emphasis focusing on short term effects; instead focus on the long term effects.

                                            6. Maintain a Flexible Approach

                                            I know this might sound counter-intuitive, but making a decision doesn’t mean that you can’t be open to other options.

                                            For example, let’s say you made the decision to lose ten pounds by next month through cardio. If something comes up, you don’t have to just do cardio. You can be open to losing weight through different methods of dieting as long as it helps you reach your goal in the end.

                                            Don’t be stubborn to seek out only one way of making a decision. Embrace any new knowledge that brings you closer to accomplishing your initial decision.

                                            7. Have Fun Making Decisions

                                            Finally, enjoy the process. I know decision-making might not be the most fun thing world to do, but when you do it often, it becomes a game of opportunity.

                                            You’ll learn a lot about yourself on the way, you’ll feel and become a lot more confident when you’re with yourself and around others, and making decisions will just become a lot easier after you do it so often that you won’t even think about it.

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                                            Anything you decide to do from this point on can have a profound effect later on. Opportunities are always waiting for you. Examine the decisions that you currently have in the day.

                                            Are there any that can be changed to improve your life in some way? Are there any decisions that you can make today that can create a better tomorrow?

                                            Final Thoughts

                                            Some decisions in life are harder to make, but with these 7 pieces of advice, you can trust yourself more even when you’re making some of the most important decisions.

                                            Making a decision is the only way to move forward. So remember, any decision is better than none at all.

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