Happiness is something we all strive for. Every day we look for areas in our life that will create a sense of excitement and fulfillment, but few of us are looking in the right places. Joy is an internal feeling and sometimes it stays for moments, while other times it's lasting. So, how do we find more of those moments to hold on to?
Live now. Most of us have this idea that success and happiness will manifest itself in the future and all we have to do is be patient. The truth is, we need to focus on living right now, not later. When we focus on what's in front of us, we find joy in the life we're living. From appreciating the small things in life to not worry about the future, we connect with our current moment.
Optimism around us. Sometimes the answer we're looking for is much simpler than we thought. When we surround ourselves with people who are positive, improving themselves, and find the beauty in life, that affects how we think and who we become. Connecting with the right people is one of the biggest ways we can create a more optimistic outlook.
Pursuing our purpose. The biggest way we can create change within ourselves is by creating change in others. When we have a passion we deeply care about and we share it with the world, that's when those moments of joy becoming everlasting. By focusing on a greater purpose that serves others, we find fulfillment in what we do every day.
There is much more to explore to cultivate joy in all aspects of our lives, but creating the foundation with living in the present moment, true optimism, and a specific mission helps us lean in the right direction. We will always face challenges and obstacles, but focusing on the proper elements creates a life worth living.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. -Helen Keller