Being Happy Is Your Choice. For Real.

Being happy is a choice.

You may not have chosen it in the past, but it's an option for you every day of your life. You don't have to be miserable. You don't have to be stuck in a job with a boss that you hate.

Misery and being broke are not things that are required of you.

No. Not at all. Your happiness is a choice that you could to make every moment of your existence.

  • You make the choice to stay stuck instead of reaching out for help.

  • You make the choice to spend your time on entertainment instead of learning and growing.

  • You make the choice to wallow in self-pity instead of digging deep and pursuing greatness, despite how uncomfortable it is at the time.

Being happy is your decision.

You get to define every part of that.

What happiness feels like. What happiness means to you. When you're going to be happy. How you're going to be happy.

It doesn't need to make sense to anybody else. All that matters is that you're happy. And it's completely your choice. Life makes it seem like you're trapped. Like you have fewer options than you really do.

When you make the choice to be happy on your terms, you begin to realize how very powerful you are and how truly limitless your options for success have always been.

It's fear that holds you back.

Fear of the unknown. Fear of failing. Fear of rejection. Fear of what other people will think about you. But mostly fear of not knowing what comes next.

What if you choose happiness but don't find happiness?

What if you walk away from misery it only makes you more miserable?

That's the thing about choosing happiness. It's not one choice, on one day, at one moment. It's a series of small decisions you continue to make that govern every little part of your life.

So start small.

What if you chose to be happy today? And maybe not even for the entire day.

What if you just chose to be happy in one decision that you make?

Try it. It's addictive.

Dan Waldschmidt