Creating Your Happiness

 By: Nick Palkowski

“Virtues must be a product of habit” Tweet This

Everyone wants to be a success…. but, how do you define success?

Without a personalized target in mind, it’s tough to have a clear direction. “You can’t hit a target you can’t see.” ~Zig Ziglar used to say. That’s why definining your ideal future is the first vital step in establishing a foundation for a happy and successful life (4:03).

Rather than wait for happiness to “come” to you, use this framework to take control of your own happiness. In order to fully realize your ideal future, there are four core categories used within The Habit Factor app that will help you identify shortcomings and achieve balance with your habits (8:58) :

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Spirit
  • Social

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out”-Robert Collier  Tweet This

By examining yourself first, you take stock of your strengths and weaknesses which helps you identify those habits that need attention to achieve your goals. And, in accepting where you are in your journey, you can consciously “push yourself through your comfort zone” (11:12) towards success.

While many might scoff at the word contentment, Martin challenges us to recognize that it’s actually an important part of a balanced life!  “Contentment is deep-seated happiness” (13:58) characterized by constantly moving and adjusting to the challenges that life brings to each and every one of us daily.

“A great key to balance is to keep moving forward” (15:58 ). Tweet This

It’s helpful to regard balance as a process of constant adjustments and not as a moment in time!




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