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The question you need to ask yourself to find happiness

I just want to be happy! We all say it, don’t we? When it comes down to it, everyone just wants to be happy — whatever that means. You do things that you think will make you feel happy because you think that this “doing” is what will achieve the feeling of happiness.

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Many people mistakenly search for happiness like this

  1. You take some sort of action.
  2. You sit back and take your emotional temperature.
  3. If you feel happy, you repeat the action as often as you can.
  4. If you don’t feel happy, you try and avoid doing that action again.

There’s a problem with that approach. Even if that thing you just did made you feel happier and you decide to keep doing it, you’re now relying on something outside of you to generate a feeling inside of you. That’s a slippery slope because you’ve just given away all your power! You’ve attached your happiness to something that is outside of your control.

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