“Do you ever wonder why you still find ways to be unhappy, even despite all of your blessings?
If I may, I believe that I can shed some light…
Every time our brain has a success, we tend to just change the goal of what success looks like. You got good grades — now you have to get better grades. You got a good job — now you have to get a better job. You got in great shape — now you need to get in better shape.
Our society says, “If I work harder, I’l be more successful” and “If I’m more successful, I’ll be happier.” Unfortunately, this train of thought is extremely backwards. In fact, it’s bullshit. We think we have to be successful to be happier but our brain actually works in the complete opposite order.
IF HAPPINESS IS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF SUCCESS, YOUR BRAIN NEVER GETS THERE!!!
Embrace the present. Take time to celebrate the blessings surrounding you and how far you’ve already come, rather than focusing on everything left to be done. Partake in random acts of kindness, meditate, exercise, express gratitude. All of these things help train your brain to become more positive in the present, and these small changes will ripple outward toward the form of success — I promise.
Because HAPPINESS DRIVES SUCCESS, not the other way around.
by Chris Garafola, Founder of Stop Breathe Bump
“Life is too short for bad music.”