SMS 164 – Celebration


Celebration is a funny thing we tend to celebrate our past, I would like to introduce the concept of celebrating our future.

I used to think hope was this fleeting emotion that would come and go, but I recently read a book by Mark Manson – Everything is F**ked that has changed about hope.

Do not chase happiness, the pursuit of hope will be far more rewarding. In the pursuit of happiness would suggest you are currently not happy. The more you pursue happiness the more unhappy you will become. The pursuit of hope is more of a journey and less of a destination which will bring a positive mindset.

Hope is not something that happens to you, hope is something you embrace, hope is something you believe in.

Hope is the intersection of three things

  1. Control – show up in our lives as choice
  2. Cause – you have to believe in it beyond your contribution
  3. Community – like-minded people coming together to support each other for a shared cause

People come in and out of our lives in three ways:

  1. Reason
  2. Season
  3. Lifetime

Developing and celebrating hope in different aspects of your life:

  • Job/Work
  • Personal Finance
  • Family and Friends
  • Random events
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