“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn
Are you happy? This is both an easy and difficult question for me. I am happy because I am blessed with many things – good health, a wonderful family, a new home in a few months, a few great recipes up my sleeve, and the ability to travel to many wonderful locations in the world. So yes, I couldn’t be happier withy life in some ways. But, I’ve also been bothered by a few other aspects in recent years.
I have been at a few exciting startups and companies in recent years. But there have been ups and downs there as there are with any startups. It has made me reevaluate what makes me happy at work? What kind of work do I want to do? What really drives me professionally? I’ve been struggling to answer those questions. I keep on thinking about what I could have done different in the past and now. But I met someone recently that told me “What is the point in worrying about the past? What value does that bring? What could make you happier now?” Previously, I don’t think I’ve bothered answering that question. Now, it makes sense and I am concentrating on what I can do to be happy now and in the future.
I’m designing my happiness for the present. I’ll venture forth and focus on tasks that make me and my family happy now and in the future. It won’t be easy, but as a result, I’ll be happier in the long run.
Have a lovely week!