Happiness Is a Choice

We need to let go of the idea that any future event, purchase, job, or achievement will make us happy.

Keith Nerdin
May 3, 2018 · 2 min read
Photo by Josh Felise on Unsplash

Go a step further and accept the challenge to let go of imagining anything in the future will make you any happier than you are, or can be, right now.

Hopefully you’ll thoroughly enjoy those future experiences/things.

Please remain energetically driven to achieve stuff.

Enjoy and celebrate the crap out of them when they get here!

Just decide not to need them.

You will be so much better off now and forever if you learn to detach any hope or expectation of feeling and being happier once stuff finally happen in your life.

That’s not how happiness works.

Happiness is as much a choice as faith (choosing to believe) is.

Lottery winners universally don’t report being any happier after winning a ton of money.

We read that. We think we get it. And then we go right back to fantasizing about how happy we’d be if we just had a bunch of money, no body fat, and stress-free relationships.

While it might feel frustrating to let go of this old way of thinking, it’s also incredibly empowering to internalize and truly accept the fact that …

You already have everything you need to feel and be exceptionally happy today — all day.

And tomorrow as well.

And the day after that.

And the day after that.

And the …

Keith Nerdin

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CEO of Swivel.is & Founder of Emberfuel.com

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