Aristotle says, “Happiness depends on ourselves.”
Our mindset ultimately determines our happiness. Honestly . . . it is up to you. Yes, there are events in our lives that require our action. Yes, we interact with dozens – sometimes hundreds – of people per day. Nevertheless, at the end of the day only you can determine your level of happiness.
Think about it . . . are you generally happy or unhappy? If you are a generally happy person – if you face life with a positive outlook day after day – you are mostly happy.
If you are mostly negative – if you live your life from a pessimistic point of view – you are probably unhappy. Go one step further . . . in your mind’s eye think about a positive person you know – I bet they are generally happy. Now, think about that pessimist who is part of your team, a part of your life, I bet they are generally unhappy.
So, it is simple, who do you want to be? It is completely up to you. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Your happiness depends on you. If, even at the end of a school year, are you unhappy? If you are . . . only you have the power to turn things around.