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To Be Happy

Is This The Most Important Thing For You Too?

Audrey Hepburn

 

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters” Audrey Hepburn

Do you agree with this lovely lady?   Just looking at her in this picture is to feel and to be happy!

Do you know what happiness is – really deep down inside!

To be happy is such a simple matter when you know how to answer certain questions.   We will give you those questions in this post.

 

It’s essential for you to be in control of your happiness if you want to become a Self-Made Success.  This is what gives you the stamina to take all the ups and downs that will inevitably come your way if you have a life of achievement.

We must also understand the big-picture processes to become wealthy amd combine them for Wealth Power:

HAPPINESS leads to SUCCESS, then leads to WEALTH; just as right DECISIONS lead to INCOME, then leads to WEALTH.

So, what do you believe happiness is for you?

To enjoy your life?   To be happy?   Personally I think this is a good start …

But how do we get to our optimum level of happiness?

Audrey Hepburn gives us some clues from her amazing life.

I just love Audrey Hepburn, not only for her great movies.   She was a wonderful lady in the true sense of the word.  Have you enjoyed some of her movies too – “Breakfast at Tiffiny’s” was one of my favorites.

Did you know she was more than just an actress?

She actually started out as a ballerina, which she loved and showed great promise.   Then after years of hard work, she was told she was too tall, and was told she could not advance any further in her dancing classes.

She was so disappointed, but just like any Self-Made Success, she got over it and moved on to the next opportunity, which was acting.

After deciding she wanted more out of her life than just acting, she found a third passion – her humanitarian work with the United Nations.

Audrey Hepburn – UNJICEF Ambassador

Did you know she was a tireless and very powerful Ambassador for UNICEF over many decades?

This is an image sadly from her very last trip to Africa.   At this stage she was very ill, but still carried on her work with UNICEF right until the end of her life.

Her many trips working with those who needed her were some of the happiest times of her life:  Her life was all about making life better for children often living in extreme poverty.

Yes, she was truly a Self-Made Success.

Our lives are beautifully and brightly colored by many forms of happiness.

Yes, we will go through challenging periods.  It is important for our success that we know how to handle these times keeping our happiness forefront in our mind and heart.   We must remember enjoyment of life and reaching our success targets, requires us to know what our special form of happiness is and practice to be happy completely and continually throughout the ups and downs.

Many of you know that I recently sold my property consulting business.

I was so happy the day we settled – I was moving into a new era of my life and looking forward to finishing the book that I had been writing.

Coming Soon: Focus on Income

By the way, it’s very close to being finished and added to the Sprint to Success Program as well as being published on Amazon.

So with the sale of my business, as usual with this type of transaction, I had agreed to support the new owners if they needed me.  I had no idea this was going to lead to a major commitment over months.   This was made more challenging in the fact that I didn’t have any decision making power, and so many of the decisions being made were in my opinion not the best for the business I had built up over many years.  I knew I had to “escape” from what was becoming a full time commitment that really stretched the “happiness” in my life.

However I know how to control my happiness, and although it’s been a tough time, the wisdom below is very powerful and something I learned from another favourite lady, Barbara DeAngelis:

Barbara DeAngelis

Something to think about:  

Is there anything about yourself that you want to change which would make your life more happy?

Is there anything about your life that you want to change?

Are you dealing with a challenging situation?  What is it and how can you ensure that your happiness is well within your control regardless of the challenging situation.

Let’s have a conversation on the above questions.   I’d love to hear your views on what makes you happy in the comments section below this post.

I was able to handle the challenges dealing with my business issues by realizing that it was important to my personal happiness that I knew I was acting with integrity meeting my obligations and responsibilities with integrity.

Integrity is a value that fits in with my personal happiness – more on integrity from Barbara De Angelis below:

Live by these rules and I defy you to not be happy – they are very strong rules of most people enjoying Self-Made Success

Barbara De Angelis

“Living with integrity means:

Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships.

Asking for what you want and need from others.

Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.

Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values.

Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe”

This would be an excellent ‘creed’ for us all.

 

Can you improve on these Rules??

Don’t forget to leave your comments below on the Rules and on the Questions:

Is there anything about yourself that you want to change which would make your life more happy?

Is there anything about your life that you want to change?

Are you dealing with a challenging situation?  What is it and how can you ensure that your happiness is well within your control regardless of the challenging situation.

Let’s have a conversation on the above questions.   I’d love to hear your views on what makes you happy in the comments section below this post.

 

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