It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings and better habits – why not focus on ways to create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Life Coach Tony Robbins is turning things around and focusing on what happy people DON’T do.
1. They don’t take things for granted. They are aware of the goodness that is already present in their lives (and this goodness is everywhere). They are thankful for what they already have.
2. Happy people don’t hold onto resentments. They forgive because they know holding onto anger leaves you at the mercy of powerful emotions. They choose emotional well-being even when things don’t turn out the way they want.
3. They don’t blame others for their problems. Even if someone else is partially responsible for a problem, by solving it themselves they have the power to set things right.
4. They don’t take things personally and know, “It’s not all about you.” Taking things personally is the voice of a shaky ego trying to protect itself.
5. Happy people don’t live in the past. If an old failure comes to mind, they remember how they rebounded and what they learned. They have truly mastered living in the moment.
6. Happy people don’t seek validation from others. They know depending on others’ approval separates them from their authentic selves. They aren’t influenced by what others think. They define themselves.
7. Happy people have multiple interests in friends, family, hobbies and organizations. It reduces the risk that one great loss will cripple them.
8. They don’t undermine others. They never feel that another’s success makes them less successful themselves. They help others achieve their goals instead of putting up roadblocks that slow everyone down.
9. Happy people don’t give up. They may have a few self-doubts, but they keep going and don’t give up on their dreams. They do give up their need to always be right, their limiting beliefs, and their resistance to change.
10. Happy people don’t sweat the small stuff. They have found ways to put things into perspective and think of problems as potential teachers. Problems can teach patience, emotional intelligence and mind control.