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10 Tips to Improve Your Outlook on Life

Look for the good in others quote

I think the “pursuit of happiness” is a goal for almost everyone.

People think “if only … ” and list things or situations as being the answer to their happiness.

If only … I had more money; that person would marry me; I had a house in that neighbourhood; I owned a Porsche; and on and on.

This focuses our attention on all that is missing in our lives instead of what we actually have …and THAT gets in the way of happiness.

The single biggest cause of unhappiness is focusing on what we don’t have!

Similarly we often focus on what other people in our lives don’t have … and THAT adds to our angst!

My partner is messy, my kids don’t listen, my parents don’t understand me!

So … 10 tips for those who truly want to be happy.

  1. Focus on what you have… not what you don’t have.

  2. Do not be envious of other people.

  3. Make plans and set goals … and improve the things that are meaningful to you.

  4. Celebrate your wins.

  5. Look for the good in the people around you.

  6. Look for the good in your circumstances.

  7. Focus on the things that you can control.

  8. Push yourself… and understand what you are truly capable of achieving.

  9. Don’t look for the easy way.

  10. Give more than you get!

“We become what we think about.”

Earl Nightingale

Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)

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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.