The World’s Gone Crazy (but you don’t have to)

85I normally write about radio, education, advertising and/or marketing. It’s my life. I mentor others sharing what I know to pay-it-forward.

Be Happy

I know I’m not the only one feeling a little stressed these days. So I thought this week I’d write about things we can do to make our lives happier.

One of the things I learned is that logic won’t change an emotion, but action will. So get off the couch and do something. Anything.

Happy Mondays

I write publish my blog every Sunday morning. For me Sundays are the first day of a new week. So Mondays are the second day. Mondays make up a seventh of our lives. Sundays have always been kind of a prep day to make my Mondays another chance for me to make a dent in the cosmos.

Hugging

I’m a hugger. Anyone that knows me has probably been hugged by me. More than once. Did you know that the average hug lasts only about 2.1 seconds? That’s not nearly enough time for the positive feelings to move from one person to another. That takes a minimum of seven seconds. Longer is better. So hug. Hug often. Hug longer.

Be Grateful

I’m an early riser. Up before 4:30am and waiting to greet the Mr. Sun. I’m grateful for every new day I’m given. I’m grateful for my first cup of coffee. I’m grateful to have a hot shower to enjoy. I think about all the things I’m grateful for like health, my fiancé, my family.

Enjoy the moment

Too many people are always pining for the weekend, a special holiday, their next vacation. Don’t wish away the present for some future point in time. Enjoy the moment you’re in. Live in the present.

And when you’re with someone, put your smartphone on silent or turn it off all together.

Focus on Your Strengths

Professional people often have a mental coach. These coaches help their clients to focus on their strengths. We all have things we’re good at. Write down yours. Then focus on them.

Develop a Winning Attitude

Life is not about what happens to you but how you deal with what happens to you. About ten percent of your happiness in life is because something external happened. That leaves a whopping ninety percent that doesn’t fall into this category. The choice you have is how you choose to deal with that ninety percent. Pick the positive. It really is a choice you can make.

Act Happy

I remember Zig Ziglar saying that his children’s friends enjoyed calling the Ziglar household to hear Zig answer the phone. When the phone rang, Zig would pick up the handset and say “It’s a GREAT DAY at the Ziglar’s.” To which he’d hear little voices giggling on the other end.

A person in a seminar asked Zig if he was always in a positive mood and he said “No.” But I’ve learned that the way to get into a positive mood is to act happy and by doing that I soon would be.

Think about the people you enjoy being around. They’re happy, positive people I bet.

Be one of those people.

Yoda Got it Right

In the movie Star Wars Yoda said “Do or do not, there is no try.” Most of us say we’re going to try to do this or that, like lose weight, start a fitness program, learn another language, make more sales etc.

Take a tip from Yoda. Lose the “try.” Just do it.

Your Greatest Challenge

Your greatest challenge in life is finding out who you are.

The second greatest challenge is being happy with what you find.

Being happy is of the utmost importance.

Success in anything is through happiness.

-Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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7 responses to “The World’s Gone Crazy (but you don’t have to)

  1. Great Sunday Thoughts and superb way to greet spring! “Don’t Worry. Be Happy.” Thank you, Professor DT. http://www.broadcastideas.com

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  2. jmelnick@coloradio.com

    GM Dick:

    Relax and watch… AptilTheGiraffe.com Cheers Jay @ ColoRadio…

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  3. Good points Dick. Life is indeed, what you make it!

    One other way to stay positive is to avoid negative people. To some, that proverbial glass is neither half full nor half empty, it’s cracked! Life is just easier all around, if you approach it with positivity, but some only will dwell on the negative aspects of life. Like Debbie Downer of the old SNL skit, these people will be happy to replace your smile with a frown, if you let them. Don’t!

    Frank

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  4. I like the quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt , “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Every day we make choices. Enjoyed your post Dick.

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  5. Great post Dick. I’m one of the grateful friends who has received multiple long hugs from you. Knowing you (even from long distance over the years) has made my life richer. You are so right, to try and live every day and enjoy it rather than always waiting for the weekend or a holiday. Have a happy, enjoyable and loving week my friend.
    Anita

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  6. Brother Bob

    Well said brother.

    Like

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