Don’t worry. I know why.
"Your happiness is equal to or greater than the difference between the events of your life and your expectations of how life should behave."
Mo Gawdat - Solve for Happiness
I expect a promotion. I don't get it. I’m unhappy.
I expect to buy concert tickets. It sells out. I’m unhappy.
I expect sunshine. It rains. I’m unhappy.
So the happiness solution is simple.
Lower expectations. Don’t expect sunshine.
But there’s no joy in life if you always expect rain.
Instead, keep your expectations high.
But when expectations are missed, do this.
Get curious, not furious.
You can do this in three ways:
- Practice gratitude
- Focus on the now
- Manage your ego
Have ambitious expectations.
But learn to manage your mind.
When you do, happiness will happen.
Are you happy?