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9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore

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9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore
"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured." ―Gordon B. Hinckley The president and co-founder of a local charity that directly cares for homeless people in our area is a 38-year-old musician and tattoo artist who's covered from head to toe with tattoos and piercings, and has long brown dreadlocks that dangle below his waistline.

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Other people’s judgments

When you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you truly are. Don’t fear the judgments of others; ...

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Old troubles from the past

You can’t change what has already happened, so choose to look ahead instead of behind you. Don’t stress. Do your best. 

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

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Daily little frustrations

You will find that it’s necessary to let some things go simply for the reason that they’re heavy on your heart and soul.

Go ahead and let go of them. 

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The necessary pain of hard work

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you couldn’t. 

Tough situations build strong, successful people. So focus diligently, work ha...

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Insignificant busywork

Many of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. 

It’s not what we claim are our priorities, but how we spend our time each day that reve...

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Impatient thoughts

Patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in.

Understand that real change takes time. So don't expect instant grat...

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Things you can't control

Never force anything. And don’t hold yourself down with things you can’t control.

Stop talking about the problem and start thinking about the solution. Forget what could go wrong for a se...

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Unfounded fears

We all get afraid sometimes. It’s not about not being afraid, but what you do when you feel that way. 

Life is about overcoming fear and taking risks. If you don’t take risks, you won’...

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The endless stream of doubts

In the face of the mind's endless stream of doubts, believe in yourself.

Believe in your capacity to succeed. Believe that your relationships are worth the effort. Believe that people ma...

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  • They don’t compare themselves to others.
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Having Things to Look Forward To

Happy people tend to live active and somewhat busy lives. They meet up with friends after work, go on a hiking trip with the family on the weekend, and play tennis every Wednesday morning with a friend. 

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Change and the unchangeable

We like to think that things can be changed. That we are in control somehow.  That's why “never” hurts, because never means that it can’t be changed. “Never” means it’s over. It’s gone. And ...

Meaning and relationships

  • We generate meaning through relationships. And meaning is the fuel of our minds. 
  • Our relationships also define our understanding of ourselves. And when one of these relationships is destroyed, that part of our identity is destroyed along with it. 

Depression vs. sadness

  • Sadness occurs when something feels bad. 
  • Depression occurs when something feels meaningless. 

When something feels bad, at least it has meaning. In depression, everything becomes a big blank void. 

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”

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What gratitude changes

Gratitude is intended to change three things: your past, your present, your future. 

If you’re not transforming your past, present, and future, then you aren’t fully experiencing the benefits of gratitude.

Live in the gain

Stop focusing on what's missing from your life. And rather than measuring yourself against your ideals, measure yourself against where you were before.

When you live in the gain, all you see is progress. What you focus on expands.