Everything you do, you do for ONE reason only — to have a good feeling. Good feelings come in lots of “flavors” — security, contentment, happiness, love, joy, fulfillment…
For simplicity’s sake, we’ll just call them all “good” :-)
If you ponder it deeply, you’ll see that everything, without fail, is done to so that you can feel good. Feeling good is everyone’s ultimate aim — the problem is that we can get confused about where to find these good feelings we’re after.
Most of us focus all our energy into our house, money, job, car, partner that we think will make us happy — the externals, the material. There’s nothing wrong with all these goals but if you want to be truly happy, you need to focus on health first.
When you have amazing clarity and energy, your life will automatically go in wonderful new directions that you can’t even imagine right now! That’s why health is number one.
And when you rediscover your natural energy and happiness, you’ll realize that striving for the external and the material things never did have the power on their own to make you happy — it’s like putting the cart before the horse.
How to feel good
So, all our motivation for doing anything is to FEEL GOOD and we feel good by going after happiness DIRECTLY — by changing our inner state first.
We change our inner state by consistently checking health boxes (good habits) that allow our bodies and minds to function at the highest level.
Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.
Read Chapter 1 “The Happiness Secret”
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