Mona Collins

Motivation Monday: Happiness, Journey or Destination?

In Thoughts on October 7, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Happiness quote, quotes from Henry Ford, Dale Carnegie

photo by Ramona Collins

Life is what we make it. The biggest part of living requires action. We must do something. For me, happiness is a journey, not a destination. I believe that our best part of life is on the road to a goal. Our achievements are manifestations of our thoughts, actions and belongings. Our thoughts are very powerful. What a person believes is often what he/she achieves. It was Henry Ford who said: 

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

It’s our responsibility to direct our thoughts on what we want to achieve in life and not dwell on our failures. Failing is a part of life. From those failures we learn our strength; we learn our abilities; and we learn what we can handle. Mistakes happen to all of us. It’s what we do with those mistakes that shapes who we are as a person. We can choose to linger in defeat or advance with a wiser mindset and carry on. Dale Carnegie said it best: 

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again a different way.”

In closing, I have chosen to be happy and enjoy the journey. Sure, it gets hard sometimes. I have lonely moments (okay, lonely days is more accurate), sad happenings and occasionally question things. But, those moments occur for a reason. I accept them and know that as long as I continue to carry on, things will work out…”for the good of them that love the Lord.” 

“How do you view happiness – as a journey or a destination?”

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