Inspiration and lessons for your leadership journey!
“Neither a promotion, losing weight, finding a soul mate, writing a book, nor becoming a billionaire will ensure happiness. Nothing ensures happiness. No destination is great enough. No dream come true will do. Because happiness that's not present at the start of a journey will not be present at its end."
~ The Universe (aka, Mike Dooley) ~
As I say in Chapter 4 of A Travel Guide to Leadership, “One of the indispensable qualities of great leaders is that they are inwardly happy and nurture that happiness for themselves and others.” I have been facing some challenges lately, and I started lamenting about the circumstances and the characters involved. Then I read today’s quote, revisited Chapter 4, and watched today’s inspiring, short video.
If you feel the challenges of being happy are ‘out there’ somewhere or sometimes struggle with knowing in your soul or ‘heart of hearts’ just how blessed, beautiful, and happy you truly are, then I encourage you to do the same. Own your happiness!
There is a reason I didn’t name Chapter 4, The Road to Happiness, but instead chose the title, The Highway of Happiness. You see, it’s two different perspectives. If you’re on a road to happiness, you may never get there. You’re always chasing after it. However, if you’re on the highway of happiness, then you already have your happiness and it is helping you enjoy your journey.
Even though the title of today’s video doesn’t capture the idea behind my title of Chapter 4 in A Travel Guide to Leadership; the message does. Watch the short video, Road to Happiness, to find out why. May the affirmations and music inspire you and help you to reconnect to your own internal joy and happiness.
This Week's Affirmations
The Happiness Creed
By BJ Gallagher
I believe that happiness is my birthright,
as well as my responsibility;
and I commit to claiming it.
I believe that happiness is here and now;
and I commit to awakening to it.
I believe that happiness is a choice;
and I commit to choosing it.
I believe that happiness is a habit;
and I commit to cultivating it.
I believe that happiness is free,
like rainbows, sunshine, and air;
and I commit to reveling in it.
I believe that happiness is always available,
no matter what others are doing;
and I commit to creating it.
I believe that happiness is an inside job,
not dependent on money, fame, or possessions;
and I commit to living it.
I believe that happiness is an attitude of gratitude;
and I commit to giving thanks.
I believe that happiness is in action;
and I commit to generating it.
I believe that happiness is contagious;
and I commit to sharing it.
I believe that happiness is a prayer,
uniting me with the universe;
and I commit to offering it.
I believe that happiness is my calling -
I must be the happiness I wish to see in the world.
Have an amazing journey today!
Alan Mikolaj is a a professional, experienced, positive, and passionate speaker, leadership and organizational development consultant, change agent, author, and coach. He holds his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. He is a certified graduate coach from Coaching Out of the Box and holds his ACC and membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
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