Happy New Year! Or is it? Are you happier than last year?
Happy New Year is an expression that EVERYONE extends to others.
Almost as a courtesy. Wanna try something new? Say it to yourself
and MEAN IT!!
Whats your plan to be happy this year? Or are you just
going back to the goal and resolution process that really hasnt
worked that well over the past decade? Or should I say past two
There are fundamentals to follow to make your resolutions and goals
a reality. The secret to achievement is the unspoken aspects of the
process. And many of those elements revolve around the word happy.
Here are a few things to consider as you look to put and be
HAPPY in your life in the New Year. These elements will give you
the freedom to find internal happiness:
Be happy about yourself.
Be happy about your life.
Be happy about your relationships.
Be proud of what youre doing.
Love what youre doing.
Desire to be the BEST at what youre doing.
Know the purpose (your REAL WHY) behind what youre doing.
To help you get started, Im going to share some gold from my
Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude. It explains the urgency
of self-imposed happiness as it relates to your success. Read it
and apply it to your life.
The truth is, the fact is, the reality is, there's no better
time to be happy than right now.
If not now, when? After the economy gets better? You may not be
able to wait that long.
Your life will always be filled with challenges, barriers, and
disappointments. It's best to admit this to yourself, and decide to
be happy anyway. Alfred Souza said, For a long, long time it had
seemed to me that I was about to begin real life. But there was
always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through
first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to
be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these
obstacles were my life.
There is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
There is no after to happiness.
Happiness is now.
HERES THE ANSWER: Happiness is inside your head FIRST and
everyplace else second. Happiness is a treasure. Your (potentially
missed) opportunity is to treasure every moment that you have.
Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to
school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until
you have kids, until you quit smoking, until your kids leave the
house, until you start work, until you retire, until you
getmarried, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until
Sunday morning, until you get your new car or home, until your car
or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until
winter, until the first or the fifteenth, until your song comes on,
until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you win
the lottery, or until the cows come home to decide that there is no
better time than right now to be happy.
And treasure the happiness of now more because you share it
with someone special enough to invest your time in.
Not a sale or a commission.
Not an economy or a budget.
Not a yes or a no.
Not a game winning hit or a last second touchdown.
Happiness is a way of life that is inside you at all times. It
helps you get over the tough times, and helps you celebrate the
Seems pretty simple to define on paper, but real difficult to
manifest when the chips are down. My experience has taught me the
difference between resign and resolve. You can resign yourself to
what is, and hope or wait for a better day. Or you can resolve that
you are a positive person who finds the good, the positive, the
happiness, the smile, and especially the opportunity in
Happiness is now, not a goal or a destination.
Its not an after. Its a before.
Its an attitude your attitude about what was, what is, and what
And its up to you. All you have to do is: decide.
Please decide to have YOUR Happy New Year.
Im gonna have mine.
Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The Sales Bible,
CustomerSatisfaction is Worthless Customer Loyalty is
Priceless, The Little Red Book of Selling, The
Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Black Book of
Connections, The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude,
The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, The Little Platinum
Book of Cha-Ching, The Little Teal Book of Trust, The Little Book
of Leadership, and Social BOOM! His website, www.gitomer.com, will lead you to more
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