Happiness is Closer than You Think

Today I am issuing a 30 Day Challenge to each of you to seize or create the magic moment in each day. Over the next 30 days I will share with you one suggestion every day for how to create a magic moment.

It seems most people today are on an eternal search for the magic era of their lives in which they will finally be happy. Are you one of those people? Here’s a quick test.

Have you ever said to yourself one of these things:
“I’ll be happy when I get engaged.”
“I’ll be happy when I get married.”
“I’ll be happy when our first kid is born.”
“I’ll be happy when my divorce is final.”
“I’ll be happy when I start my new business.”
“I’ll be happy when I retire.”

The words, “I’ll be happy,” seem to start a lot of sentences, but for some reason, when those moments come, people are never happy. Why? Because most people are always living for, or fearing, the future. Worse yet, they are always living in the past.

There are basically three types of people:

1. Those who regret the past or live in the past.
People who live in the past are wasting time. One of my favorite sayings is, “The past is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” It’s okay to remember the good times, but don’t get so lost in them that you ignore the present.

2. Those who worry about the future that never comes.
The majority of people tend to fret a future event. And let’s face it, most of the time the worry we build up over how something is going to happen is never as bad as the actual event. So why do we keep worrying about things? Why do we keep telling ourselves, “Someday I will be happy.”

3. Those who live in the present moment.
The people who live in the present moment all the time have found happiness in the little things. Think about a time when you were the happiest recently. Perhaps it was on a trip to Vegas, as you and your husband dined at the Eiffel Tower restaurant. For that hour, you were completely happy. Why? Because for that hour, you were enjoying the moment around you.

Today I am issuing a 30 Day Challenge to each of you to seize or create the magic moment in each day. Over the next 30 days I will share with you one suggestion every day for how to create a magic moment.

I explain this concept in more detail in my program, Design the Life You Deserve. In the book, you will learn how to create magic moments and build a life where you plan for the future. You make that plan on lessons from the past, and you create steps to find success in every single minute of life.

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