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It’s Internal, Not External

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitudes. – Dale Carnegie

I can’t stress this enough, and believe me, I say it over and over again with my students.  Your happiness is NOT dependent on other people, and it should not be impacted by the actions and behaviors of other people.  Why would you want to give any one person that much power over you and your life?  What other people say and do, really shouldn’t have any bearing on you and your mood.  People are always going to try and bring you down, or throw off your groove (just ask Disney’s Emperor).  That’s on them.  Don’t let it impact you. Your happiness comes from within.  If you are good with where you are in life, and who you are, you’re going to be happy.  If you’re less than thrilled with your situation, you can change it, and boom – happy!  I know if people are being challenging, it can drag you down, but you have to keep telling yourself, that’s their drama, their problem, their situation, don’t let it be yours.  When people try to rain your proverbial parade, pop up your umbrella and kick them to the curb.  You don’t need that negativity in your life.  Look inside and find your happiness!

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