I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.
For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“If you can feel happy when someone else feels happy, you can always be happy…” – Dalai Lama
Tip # 34: Be Happy for some else’s success
Today’s tip is very simple and extraordinarily powerful.
Take some time to think about someone else’s success and cultivate feeling genuinely pleased for them. Try to do more than think kind words, really FEEL happy for them.
That might be feeling the emotions you imagine they felt (pride, relief, excitement, delight) or could be more about your perspective of them, knowing what they overcame and being amazed by them.
Develop your ability to feel pleased for the success and joys of others – without comparing yourself, feeling jealous or like you have come up short. If you notice jealousy or similar feelings pop up, these can be great clues to help you clarify what you want more of in your life.
Happiness is not a zero sum game. Their good fortune does not reduce yours, in fact, soaking in the joys of their success will lift you up too. If you find yourself feeling commutative against someone, a great antidote is to feel happy for their success – and even search for ways to support them in having greater success. It will help you strengthen a mindset of abundance and avoid a mindset of lack.
By rejoicing in the success of others, we connect more deeply, amplifying their happiness and our own.
The Upward Spiral, by Alex Korb
Depression doesn’t happen all at once. It starts gradually and builds momentum over time. If you go through a difficult experience, you may stop taking care of yourself. You may stop exercising and eating healthy, which will end up making you feel even worse as time goes on. You are caught in a downward spiral, but you may feel too tired, too overwhelmed, and too scared to try and pull yourself back up. The good news is that just one small step can be a step in the right direction.