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The Ultimate Key to Your Happiness

“One of the happiest moments ever is when you find

the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

~Unknown

What’s your happiness quotient? I’m a fan of Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness Project and her focus on building good habits and a happier life.

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When your happiness feels elusive or distant, look at what you’re holding on to that is blocking you from keeping your happiness close.

Happiness is more than just habits. Happiness begins with some fundamental truths. One of those truths is that to be happy, you must have the courage to let go of what you cannot change.

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Yes, Do Forgive and Forget

On Monday I wrote that you should not forgive and forget when others habitually disregard your needs and disrespect your boundaries. I said you should remember

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When you forgive and forget your past, let go of control and grab hold of your power, you will be lifted to new heights and go where you never dreamed possible.

their actions and their false promises and ask for the changes you need.

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Courage is Plentiful and Easy to Find

It takes courage to stand up for yourself, so how do you go about finding that courage?

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It takes courage to seek what you need and when you do, you will grow and flourish.

Standing up for yourself takes a particular kind of courage that is different from the courage it takes to stand up for others. It can be easier to rescue others when they need help than to rescue yourself because you may find it hard to accept that your needs are just as important as anyone’s needs.

You’ve probably heard this before: Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to take action in spite of your fear.

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