The answer is, the way you think about something will allow you to enjoy it….
It’s great when everything goes your way. Really, I’m not just saying that to sound patronizing.
I am patronizing. How often does everything go your way?
Let’s think about that one, shall we?
You should have the answer now: NEVER. So, for those things that are not going your way, you really only have two simple choices:
1) Live with it, and be miserable.
2) Figure out how the people who are happy with your bad luck, do it.
It’s actually not as difficult as it may seem. I recently visited a man who just became a paraplegic.
And he was doing it!
He realized he had a lot of things most people in the world don’t have.
Our problem is not that it’s too hard to do what I am telling you, it’s that we don’t want to do it.
We would rather stew.
It makes us feel better to feel deprived.
If there is something you are going through that is making you un-happy, yet for another person, your situation would make them very happy, then it’s not the situation that’s the problem.
It’s the way you are thinking about the situation and your life.
If you want to be happy all the time, not just in those rare once-in-a-lifetime moments where everything goes right; then this is the way to do it.
In fact, it’s much easier to change your mind, then it is to change your situation.
Everything, that is.