I am sure that for many that once knew me it is surprising that I do what I do today. For me it’s not surprising at all – it’s all part of a process that, once unearthed, is a path to happiness and success. It all starts with that most bitter of evils, hopelessness. You see, in the depths of unhappiness, when you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel, that is when you give up on the urge to succeed.
When you are trying to pull yourself back from the edge of the abyss, you often find yourself reaching out for the things you enjoy, the things that bring you happiness. A beautiful irony is that, once you find yourself away from that dark place and are enjoying the small things in life, success will come naturally. See, success is a product of enjoying life – it comes naturally and seems effortless.
However, as time goes by, it becomes easy to forget where the original happiness stemmed from and you find yourself desperately chasing the success it was creating. In this damning pursuit of success we often lose our perspective on the present, and lose sight of the little things we used to find happiness in. This limits our success, which leads to a complete lack of fulfilment, misery, and the villain we all fear, hopelessness.
As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a pattern here. A cycle I’ve found myself trapped in before. However, after so many times through this you finally realise that you must, unapologetically and passionately, do the things that make you happy – the success you want will happen as if by accident.