Why Choosing To Be Happy Is Not Enough

I talked in a recent article about how every moment in life gives you a choice. You can choose a path that leads to happiness, or you can choose a path that leads to unhappiness.

Today I'd like to expand on that a little more, because it is just so VERY important.

If you want results, you have to take ACTION.

It's the same in area of our lives. Only by taking ACTION do our dreams or goals become REALITY.

Let's say for example that you would like to lose some weight? Is the decision to lose weight enough? Of course not! It's the first step in the right direction, but you MUST follow it up with action if you want to get results. You take action by eating better and exercising more. And you must do this consistently, UNTIL you get results.

Let's say that you would like to increase your income? Can you do this simply by buying a lottery ticket each week? No! You've made the decision, but you have not taken effective ACTION. You're much more likely to get results if you take on some extra shifts at work, or even better, start a home based business for an hour or so each evening five days a week? And then do this consistently, UNTIL you get the results you are seeking.

You have to take action if you want results.

So what about happiness?

Who is more likely to be happy?

The person who has subscribed to every "Happiness" newsletter service on the internet and bought every book, but does not take action.

Or the person, who READS the newsletter or book, finds some strategies they like, and takes ACTION to implement the strategies into their lives.

You have to take action if you want results.

So if you like the idea of meditation, phone NOW to enrol for a trial introductory lesson.

If you like the idea of EFT, then find a practitioner, or buy a book or course and start using it at home. NOW!

If you like affirmations then print some out NOW and stick them in places where you will see them ALL THE TIME, EVERY DAY. Tape yourself speaking the affirmations, and listen to them over and over and over again on your tape player or MP3 player.

If you know you just LOVE to spend time with your family, then don't work late ANY MORE. Go home and spend time with your family.

Abraham Maslow said, "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."

So look deep within. What is your higher calling? If you must teach, then start teaching. If you are a writer, then start writing.

Make a commitment to take some action TODAY. If you won't do it for yourself, no-one else will.

Take action, and BE HAPPY!

Lance Beggs.

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Lance Beggs is the author of the "How to be Happy Now" newsletter, and the soon to be released "How to be Happy Now" book. His mission is to help others live a life of meaning, love & happiness!

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