How do they stay so happy and successful?
The trick is in how they handle the things that get in their way. (Hint: it’s one of the same things that makes kids so resilient)
Happy, successful, joy-filled people don’t let setbacks and roadblocks deter them from their goals and dreams. They pick themselves up, regroup, and move on.
Now, obviously, some setbacks take longer to move past than others, and it’s important to allow yourself time to heal and regroup.
One of the first assignments many of my clients get from me is to tell me “what’s good today”. The three things that allowed them to smile, to breath, to laugh…. Sometimes these are great big things like reaching personal goals or receiving gifts from a loved one, or praise from a boss.
More often than not, they are little tiny things that seem insignificant at the time, but when they are recalled, they bring a sense of peace to the heart and brightness to the eyes.
How do you handle life’s little surprises?
Do you let them derail you completely until you are a heap on the kitchen floor, or a lump on the sofa watching daytime TV?
Or do you figure out what’s important in the moment and appreciate that, take a breath, and move forward.
What are your three little things today?
(note: this is an assignment! 😉 Tell me in the comments or over on Facebook)