How To Get What You Want (sometimes) and Be Happy

Written by Alan Detwiler

Happiness comes to a person when it is caused by something such asrepparttar person achieving a much desired goal. Happiness also comes whenrepparttar 148352 person recognizes something of value. Seeing children playing together joyfully makesrepparttar 148353 parent happy. Happiness can be caused by expectation of future good fortune asrepparttar 148354 happiness of a couple in a romantic relationhship. Happiness has causes. It can be had by anyone who is able to bring about and recognize a suitable cause. Below are 6 ways to bring a little more happiness into your life.

Be aware of resources that can be used to achieve your goals -

Everyone has a large number of valuable skills that are not often appreciated:repparttar 148355 ability to communicate and interact with people,repparttar 148356 ability to set priorities when scheduling tasks, and many other such abilities. Your abilities are valuable. They can help you get what you want. So give themrepparttar 148357 consideration they deserve. Be proud of all of your abilities and skills. Take some delight in using them and they will stay with you and likely develop further.

Feel good when you succeed -

Savorrepparttar 148358 successes that your abilities and your resources allow you to achieve. The more you enjoy your successes,repparttar 148359 more you will strive for and achieve success. It's a self perpetuating circle that brings rewards and happiness.

Ask for what you want -

It's a way to make your life better. If it doesn't take away from someone else's happiness, then there's no reason to not ask. It is a tool you should feel good about using because it can produce good results. For example, you can ask someone to baby sit your kids while you get an r 'n' r break. You can ask advice on how to do something. You can ask at an university or state employment center for help in choosing a career.

3 Keys To Overcoming Problems

Written by Kathryn Williamson

Copyright 2005 Kathryn Williamson

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you seem to haverepparttar same problems popping up time after time? What will it take to finally get you over your problems and intorepparttar 148151 abundant life? Here are three biblical principles to help you get out of whatever personal problems youíre going through and onrepparttar 148152 road to achievingrepparttar 148153 life of your dreams.

Have you noticed that almost all of our problems stem from relationships? Either someone has hurt us or we lack relationships in our life, especially healthy ones. Sometimes other symptoms develop as a result of our hurt or isolation; such as addictions, depression, bitterness, anger, and loneliness. Then we get sidetracked working to resolve these symptoms instead of realizing there is a deeper underlying cause - that of unhealthy relationships.

It has been discovered that when a person works on living their life according to Godís overall instructions, their problems get resolved as a by-product. So, when we work on havingrepparttar 148154 following three key principles active in our life, then almost all of our problems get resolved.

The first principle is: when you develop a strong, deep relationship with God, then you will know how to build loving relationships with others. It is only through our relationship with God that our deepest desire for unconditional love gets fulfilled. No other person can fulfill this need except God. Since God is love, He hasrepparttar 148155 greatest capacity to provide usrepparttar 148156 love we so desperately search for.

Since God never leaves us, we can stand firm in our relationship with Him. During our lifetime we will never fully uncoverrepparttar 148157 depth of Godís love toward us. So we have a lifelong pursuit in this love relationship. How close we get to God is up to us!

Once we experience Godís love revealed to us, then we can properly love others. We can quit expecting others to meet our deep need for love because we now receive that from God. Through our understanding of how God treats us (or doesnít treat us) we learn how to properly interact with others.

The second key principle is: to overcome our problems we must take 100% responsibility for our own life. We must stop blaming others and making excuses forrepparttar 148158 way we act. Once we realize that we have a choice on how to act and react to situations, we gain control overrepparttar 148159 quality of our life. In order to move on in life and let go of our focus on our problems, we must learn how to act and react in a different manner.

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