There are two basic approaches for finding happiness,
according to Jonathan Robinson, NYT-bestselling author, and creator of FindingHappiness.com.
The first is the “more money and control” method.
In this approach, you aim to get greater control
over the people, the situations and the environment you’re in. That way, you can supposedly make things be the way that pleases you.
Our culture teaches us that this is the best way
to find happiness in life. There is only one problem
with this approach — it doesn’t work very well.
The people with the most control and money
(think Donald Trump) are not any happier
than the rest of us. In fact, studies show that
those who win the lottery are not any happier
than those who became paralyzed from the waist down.
Yet, as Jonathan shares with Julie Ann on ConsciousSHIFT, if you live in a cult (cult-ure) that teaches you that more money and control
are the way to find happiness, you may end up
wasting a lot of time pursuing this approach.
So, if you’re tired of using the “money and control” method, or if you’ve been disappointed by the results of pursuing that path, you’ve come to the right place.
As you'll discover, your next step for learning how to find happiness in yourself is to try out a few of the great “inner” methods Jonathan will be sharing with Julie Ann on this ConsciousSHIFT Show.
Think of it this way: Knowing how to be happy in life
is really a skill that partly involves changing your thinking
and the way you do certain things in your life.
Shakespeare once said, “There is nothing good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.” In a way, that’s really good news, because you can’t always control what happens in your life, but you can learn how to be happy with yourself and how to live a happy life—no matter what kind of curveballs life throws your way.
JOIN US - as Julie Ann and Jonathan explore the new rules to survive, thrive - and find happiness - in today's fast-changing world.
Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, NYTimes-best-selling author of nine books, creator of FindingHappiness.com,
and a professional speaker who has appeared on Oprah and CNN.
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