Some people pass through life without ever finding happiness. They may have experienced quite a few remarkable days in their lifetimes, but deep inside, they were never contented. They turned blind to the beauty of life because they consumed too much of the darkness around them. Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed with the pressure of being happy that it raises more doubt whether we truly are happy.
When you master the art of preaching affirmations and perform it regularly, you gradually understand yourself on a deeper level. You delve more into the nooks and crannies of your inner being and start asking questions that you usually avoid. These affirmations will grasp your mind to recognize the hidden parts of yourself that are not so pretty (and are often the fuels of your self-doubt and the sources of limiting beliefs). Furthermore, you will be more connected with your self-identity because you are now more aware of your strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, fears, and trigger points.
Once you get a hold of these negative attributes that get in the way of your decision-making process, you can nitpick which values need to be challenged first. You can construct counter-narratives against the philosophies that are engraved in your mind and are harder to change. Additionally, you can create newer and more efficient thinking techniques on how to address problems.
As a result, you will start noticing long-lasting changes in your self-esteem because you finally confronted your inner demons, and not simply conceal them with facades that make you look perfect to others. Then, your intelligence and truthfulness to identity will radiate from within, and it won’t easily be destroyed as before because your confidence is not attached to earthly possessions nor the validation of other people, but from who you are as a person.
Happiness, much like success, is subjective to different people who come from unique walks of life. It’s a controversial term for everyone because when one talks about it, there can never be one universal definition. There is no definite value, measurement of happiness, nor a reliable source from where we can get full and permanent access to it. It just doesn’t work that way.
Many say happiness is a short-term feeling that comes when you’re in a happy state of mind, like when you finish a task way before the deadline or when you buy the camera you’ve been saving for months, and slowly fades away when you no longer care about it. On the flip side, some would say that you would only experience genuine happiness as a long-term satisfaction only when you overcome the dark and lonely times of your life. Others say happiness is a feeling of contentment where you look over the brighter side of things even when in totality, it’s dark and lonely. Some would also say that happiness is temporary, fickle, and fake; it’s a myth. But no, happiness is real. It’s very real.