The First Key to Happiness

“People are just as happy as they make up their mind to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

This quote reminds me of another saying about how you decide, yes I said decide how you are going to live your day. This question asked if you get up in the morning and say, “Good morning God” or do you say, “Good God Morning.”

If you get up with the first thought in the morning you will likely have a great day. However, if you get up with the second thought, I can guarantee you won’t.

Instead you will be like that Peanuts character, Pig Pen, who has a dark dust cloud following him everywhere.

That negative attitude will not only ensure that your day will go sour, but your body language will alert others to stay away.

Not a great way to go through life.

So, make up your mind to be a happy, positive person and you will find that happiness will find you.

Have a great day.

Great advice from Winston Churchill

“It’s not enough that we do our best;  sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Winston Churchill

It is so easy to give up and declare that we did our best. However, how do you know that it is really your best until you have pushed so far that you fail.

Imagine if Christopher Columbus declared that he did his best and gave up in the middle of his journey. We would all be European.

And what if Winston Churchill declared the England did their best and gave up in World War II. We would all be speaking German.

And what if you push yourself to not only do your perceived best, but your true best performance, imagine what you may accomplish.

So next time you are thinking of declaring that you did your best, go one or two steps further and discover a new personal best.