Three lessons from the most challenging years of my life:
1) happiness is a state of being. It’s not a future goal. Everything I need, I have. I don’t need to hustle around trying to improve a beautiful life. I appreciate the life I have.
2) struggles are opportunities. They will keep hitting you and slowing you down until you see that
3) be here now. There is no stress in the present moment. Make this your number-one goal in 2023
In 2023, I hope you take care of yourself. It’s not being selfish. If you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for anyone. The way you treat yourself is the way you treat others.
Take it easy on yourself.
Know your worth
The only reason you are not happy is your focus in the wrong direction. You're looking for it outside yourself.
You don’t get happiness from people or accomplishments. You are the happiness you bring to them. Happiness is a state of being. It’s not a future goal. It’s the nature of who you are now.
3 Reasons Your Goals aren’t Enough:
1) goals are about your future, but your life is happening now
2) goals to improve indicate what you don’t currently appreciate
3) goals mean you're restless. They are based on a lack of what you don’t have
Start with happiness. Don’t move toward it. Happiness can’t be scheduled or planned—radiate happiness into relationships. Don’t try to get it from them.