7 Keys for Joyful Living!
Here are some thoughts for finding and experiencing joy in your life. If
there were one thing I could wish upon my family, friends and the readers of
this Ezine, it would be joy in everything they do!
Know your purpose. Nothing will bring you joy more than knowing what it is
that you are about on this earth. Not knowing brings sadness, wondering, fear
and lack of fulfillment. Above all, find out what your unique purpose is
here on this earth - then fulfill it! As you do, you will experience joy!
Live purposefully. This is a follow up to number one. It is one thing to
know your purpose, but then you need to live according to that purpose. This
is a matter of priorities. Let your actions and schedule reflect your
purpose. Don't react to circumstances and let them cause you to live without
your purpose fully in site. Living without your purpose will cause
frustration. Living purposefully will bring you deep satisfaction and joy!
Stretch yourself. Don't settle into the status quo. That will leave you
unfulfilled. Always look to stretch yourself. Whatever you are doing,
stretch yourself to do more! Stretching yourself will break the limits you
have set for yourself and will cause you to find joy in your expanded
Give more than you take. It brings happiness to accumulate. It brings joy to
give away. Sure, getting the car you worked hard for will bring you a sense
of satisfaction and even happiness. But it won't bring you joy. Giving
something away to the less fortunate will bring you deep, abiding joy.
Surprise yourself, and others too. The words here are spontaneity and
surprise! Every once in a while, do the unexpected. It will cause everybody
to sit back and say, "Wow, where did that come from?" It will put a little
joy in your life, and theirs.
Indulge yourself sometimes. To much indulgence and you are caught in the
happiness trap. Looking for the next purchase, celebration etc to bring you
a little "happiness high." But if you will allow yourself an infrequent
indulgence as a reward for a job well done and a life well lived, you will
appreciate the indulgence and experience the joy of it.
Laugh a little - no, a lot! Most people are just too serious. We need to
laugh a little - no, a lot! Learn to laugh daily, even if you have to learn
to laugh in bad situations. This life is to be enjoyed! The next time you go
to the movie rental store, get a comedy and let loose! Let yourself laugh!
Joy can be yours! Look for it, pursue it and enjoy it!
About The Author:
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of
Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn
their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and
achieve their dreams.
To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on
the subject of Secrets of Influence go to
Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/">http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.
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