The One Thing You Need to Know to Be Happy - Michael Hyatt
"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."
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During the first week of the new year, there is a rush of motivated people who want to achieve their respective self-improvement goals. But then all this rush always tapers off, with only about 8 %...
Procrastination, or the way we let pending tasks linger on, just avoiding them, is one of the main reasons our goals don't materialize.
The longer any work is avoided the harder it becomes to eventually do it.
Like dishes piling up in the kitchen sink, they get harder and harder to do as the load increases.
Fear causes us to procrastinate. It can be:
We justify these fears by imaginary different reasons, but the root cause is not related to our invented reasons, it is our inherent fear.
Understandably, pain, pleasure, and loneliness can make us unhappy, and pleasures can provide us with momentary happiness.
A certain dissatisfaction, want and frustration, is, strangely enough, providing a background towards being happy. Fulfillment of all desires, and having nothing to pursue, paradoxically makes us unhappy.
It can be said that happiness is intended pleasure, and absence of pain, but if we are trying too hard to be happy, we cease to be so.
All of us, no matter what is our state of affairs, experience dissatisfaction, frustration and other unpleasant emotions. These emotions are as essential as one's feeling of euphoria when good things happen.
Happiness is a journey, a never-ending quest, which cannot be simply captured, bought or sold.