Those thoughts, they get us into trouble, don’t they?
We keep looking for that thing that will make us happy. We think we know. We think that thing, that person, that place, that paycheck, position, etc., etc., will finally do it.
Until we get it, get there, have that relationship, or whatever… only to find that it didn’t quite work.
Oh, sure, we might be happy for a brief time. But not the way we thought. That “shiny new object” just didn’t do it. And back to the drawing board we go.
Mostly because we keep thinking that that thing “out there” is going to do it.
Notice that “happy” and “happen” share a root. Something out there needs to happen in order for us to be happy.
Which is not the path to happiness. No matter what your thoughts are telling you.
In this podcast episode, I discuss why our thoughts trick us, and what to do instead.