Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
I find myself struggling at times with competing principals. I am deeply committed to my passion for growth. I pride myself in pushing to my personal edge . . . to being better today than I was yesterday. I am driven by my work, by my purpose.
While I embrace this journey, I also want to be happy. I want to be content and enjoy the blessings of family, friends, and relaxation. I don’t want to be one of those people who are always working and never stopping to enjoy the journey itself.
As Aristotle reminds us, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” No one else can make me – or you for that matter – slow down to enjoy the journey. We talk about intentional and purposeful behavior. There is no shame, in making time for you.
Be purposeful in taking time to rest and rejuvenate. Invest in relationships and enjoy fellowship with family and friends. Only you control your happiness and contentment . . . make it part of your journey.