“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” – The Pursuit of Happiness
William James, the father of American psychology, said that the greatest discovery of 19th century was not in the realm of physical science but that of the power of human subconscious mind.
Every human being is a reservoir of power that can overcome any problem in the world. Our vision is blurred by the problems in our lives. It is a general tendency of humans to focus on the negative side of the situation and fret about the future despite being aware of the simple fact that worrying will not get us anywhere. It will only make us more sad. Therefore, you will find the pursuit of happiness the day you get the clear realization that you can overcome any weakness. The day you realize that your subconscious can solve your problems, heal your body and prosper you beyond your fondest dream.
Many people choose unhappiness without even realizing they are doing so. They keep on polluting their minds with such negative ideas:
- Today is a sad day; everything is going wrong.
- I am not going to succeed.
- Everyone is against me.
- Business is bad, and it is going to get worse.
- I’m always late.
- People never get me.
- He can, but I can’t.
You must begin to realize that the world you live in is determined largely by what goes on in your mind and your thoughts become things.
There is tremendous power within you. Happiness will come to you when you acquire a sublime confidence in this power. Then you will make your dreams come true. You can rise victorious over any defeat and realize the cherished desires of your heart through the marvelous power of your subconscious mind.
There are days when life knocks you down and it is really hard to get back up. There are days when you don’t even feel like getting out of the bed. But, it is during those times when you should not give up. When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, “I choose happiness today. I choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and goodwill for all today. I choose peace today.” Keep telling this to yourself everyday. It will be hard initially but keep telling this to yourself until it turns out to be true and one day it really will!
The pursuit of happiness is in your thought and feeling. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security and your mind will be productive of happiness.
So choose happiness because all that spirits desire, spirits attain.