It’s time for your Happy Check. Let us see just how happy you are.
We want you to carry with you a little note pad, it needn’t be anything big, when I did this I used the back of one of my business cards. Draw a line down the center of your pad
Now, for the whole day, you need to pay attention to your thoughts.
For every Happy, Positive thought you have you are going to draw a little circle…oh, gone on and just make it a little smiley face…you know you want to.
Now, conversely every time you have a negative thought. Every time you gossip, every time you have a judgmental thought you draw an x on the other side of the pad.
At the end of the day you will have a report card on just how Happy and Positive you are.
If you have more Xs then Os then we have some work to do.
You need to pay attention to those negative thoughts and try to figure out where they are coming form.
You might get up in the morning and think, “Argg, I hate my job.” But think about that for a moment. Do you really hate your job?
Maybe you do, but, just maybe it only a small aspect of it your job that you hate.
Maybe you hate the commute, maybe there is one particular person at work that you don’t like.
The point is you need to CSI that negative thought and find where it is really coming from.
Don’t let one small negativity corrupt the whole.
Then remember the old adages, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
If it turns out that it is one thing that you hate about your job, do your best to fix that one thing.
You may find that you enjoy your job again.
Then again maybe you will find out that that it is your job you hate.
The point of this is to pinpoint exactly where the Negativity is coming from and correct it.
Remember that no matter how strong an Outside Negative force is, it is no match for an Inner Happy Force.
Correcting Outside Negativity starts from having a Strong Inner Happy.
The more you build your Inner Happy the more you will find that big problems in your life will melt away.
"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves."