Do What It Takes

We are all responsible for ourselves and must do what it takes to ensure our happiness.

Don’t sit back and wait for someone to do everything for you. You are the one who must put in the work and effort if you are to be happy and find peace.

It is easy to blame other people for your unhappiness but the truth is that you, and you alone, are ultimately responsible for your joy. If you are unhappy it is because you are doing things that go against your true purpose. This is true for your health and spiritual well being as well.

There is a living being housed within your body that makes you, you. It will be with you for the rest of your life, there is no escaping it. You can choose to do very little and go through life complaining about how horrible things are or, you can do what it takes to make yourself happy, keep yourself fit and obtain inner peace.

The best way to do it is by starting with the easiest step. Make a list of what is making you unhappy, angry or unsettled. Where are you feeling unfulfilled? Be honest when making your list and make sure to write it all down. Then be honest with yourself and ask what you could do to change things for the better.

The reason we ask what we can do to change our circumstances and make things better is simple, It’s because we are the only ones in our life who can effect change. We can’t make other people change, as I’ve noted before in other posts. The only person we can change is ourselves.

The second step is a little bit harder because it requires more thought. We need to write down what would make us truly happy. I’m not talking about the momentary happiness that you get from ‘things’, I’m talking permanent happiness. This will take time, perhaps days to determine. Be honest and ensure that all the ways you write down to achieve your goals are things within your control.

The last step is definitely the hardest for many to implement. You must commit yourself to take action and then, well, take it. You are the only one who can make the changes necessary in your life to rid it of the negative, unhappy and sometimes harmful ways, replacing them with positive, happy and productive ones.

It is not enough to understand and know what it takes, you must be willing to do what it takes. What are you waiting for? The joy is yours for the taking.

Free inspirational or motivational posts can be found on the inspirational page of my website.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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