“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
– Albert Einstein
Questions are powerful tools. When you change the questions you ask yourself, you change the direction of your life.
Remember, it’s not the events of your life that determine how you feel and act, it’s meaning you create from the experience.
Learning to ask empowering questions – especially when something bad happens – is a critical life skill that will ultimately shape the meanings you create and therefore the quality and direction of your life.
“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have”
– Stephen Hawking
You know me…
I’m a goal-setter.
I’m a planner.
I love the idea of creating life by design.
But in addition to my goal-setting philosophy, I’ve found that I also need to embrace the discipline of expectation uncoupling if I want the journey to be enjoyable.
The things that disappoint, irritate and frustrate me have one thing in common: my expectations not being met!
It’s time for video number 3 in the ‘How To Be Happy’ video series.
Wherever you find yourself presently on the happiness spectrum, what if you had a simple way to:
- Navigate a path to more possibility, passion, prosperity and purpose.
- Move with a fluidity toward more of what you truly want.
- Instantly create more energy, vitality and enjoyment in your life.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
The problem with happiness is how to experience more of it. Since humans began to experience happiness and how great it is to have, this problem has emerged.
Attempts to understand and achieve a state of happiness are not new but you may not realise there are many paths to happiness and each one fits into two main routes.
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
– Dalai Lama
If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know I’m a big advocate of goal setting.
I like to ask people, “What do you want from life?”
Here’s what I’ve found…
They each have many and varied goals that they want to achieve but there is an almost universal underlying goal to virtually all their pursuits: the goal to be happy.