Month: June 2013

HAPPINESS IS

Am I happy? A month after I decided to look past my ego to really focus on the meaningful things in life, have I reached that ever alluding concept of paradise? As with all things, it is a lot easier said than done. Happiness is not a pokémon. You can’t just say, “I choose you” and this amazing companion of loyalty and love will come out and do your bidding. Oh life would be a lot more adventurous and fun if that was the case! But unfortunately, reality is… well, more realistic. In my meager twenty-something years of experience, I find that happiness is a state of mind that must be actively pursued. And to me, a positive mind is a happier one. Now how does one really go about changing their mindset? Your mind and the way you think is made up of all these emotions and experiences since the day you could string together a thought. It’s a hard thing to do, but you really need to view yourself objectively. Take a step back and …

“EXCELLENCE IS . . .

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” -Aristotle When I first heard this quote, it gave me chills. I was in a situation where day to day I thought.. “I need to do this today, and I need to do that in a couple of days..” My life was structured by things that I needed to do and not what I wanted to do. I never realized how unhappy I was. This quote allowed me to take a step back and look objectively at myself and my life. Every day you live, you have a choice. You can choose to continue to be miserable… or you can choose to do something about it. So what’s your choice?