On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you with your life? Breaking this question down into a variety of topics or areas (relationships, vocation, health, spirituality, etc.), how do you score? Does this process help to identify specific areas which if addressed would improve your over all happiness score?
You do realize you are responsible for your score, right? What about those things others have said or did to you which are holding you back and negatively impacting your happiness score? Well, who is in control of you? Who is dictating and allowing your feelings to express themselves as they are?
If you do not like the outcomes in your life, acknowledge your accountability, and then activate the processes to bring the change you want into your reality. Sometimes our process comes down to something as simple as not doing something which produces a negative result in our life. Every once in a while I re-watch a video clip by Bob Newhart to remind me of how significant this concept can be. You can find the clip at https://vimeo.com/10880189.
To what extent do we really believe Jesus came to enhance the quality of our life when we are willing to say YES to the relationship with Him? Are we willing to implement the changes committed relationships require to be healthy and successful? It really is about learning how you can enhance your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and then taking action on what you know.
As the old saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” You might want to consider the action which says, provide a salt block to make him thirsty and he might chose to drink.
When you demonstrate achievable, beneficial, outcomes there are those who will say, “If you can do it, I can too,” and they will. So how willing are you to enhance the quality of your life and raise your happiness levels? Remember, no one can do this for you. Your choice, your outcome.