If You Want to Be Happy, Tell the Big Mouth Inside Your Head to Shut Up

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”–Albert Einstein

I absolutely love that quote by Albert Einstein, because the present is the only place where your life can happen—not the past, not the future.

The present is also the only place where happiness and peace can be experienced. Sadly though, the past and future are where many people choose to live their lives. And that failure to understand thatnowis the only moment in which life is actually taking place is a major cause for unhappiness.

Equally important to understand is that whatever happens in the now, there is always a choice in how to respond. How you respond will be the ultimate deciding factor as to the quality of peace andhappinessyou will have in life.

Fortunately I’ve become aware of the culprit that keeps me from living in and enjoying the current moment. I call it “the big mouth inside my head.” And guess what? We all have one. You can call it whatever you like. Many people call it the ego. Some call it the enemy. Others even call it the devil, which might be appropriate, albeit a little melodramatic, because if you listen to it, there will be hell to pay. I call it the big mouth for one obvious reason: It never shuts up!

Symptoms of a big mouth in your head can include worrisome phrases like…If only,I should have,I shouldn’t have,I can’t. Things like…Nobody respects me,I never get a break,I swear I must be cursed.

Guess what? The big mouth is at it again—yapping away.

Other, more intense symptoms include a fear of present and future and a belief that you are not good enough, smart enough or worthy enough to have what you want in life. These beliefs cause you to feel cheated or victimized and force you to lash out and blame, accuse and complain. Catching these negative forces as soon after they are triggered is ideal, because the longer they linger, the more damage they cause.

The way to free yourself from the big mouth inside your head is to be aware of it. You heard me right. Just be aware. Or, as I sometimes like to say, “Awareness is the key that will set you free.” Can I hear a “HALLELUJAH!”? (Sorry. I get a little carried away.)

Breaking old beliefs and habits are dependent upon noticing them as the barriers to happiness that they are. By being aware that you, yourself, are creating these barriers, you will open your mind to other possibilities on how to respond.

In other words, the moment you say,I’m not feeling right, orThere is definitely negative stuff going on inside of me that’s controlling my life right now, you instantly shift into a state of awareness and clarity that allows you to expose this great adversary for what it really is: a distorted compilation of old destructive beliefs, mindsets and thought patterns that promote self-doubt and broadcast false truths about yourself.

The real freedom comes when you understand you are not the big mouth (what a relief!) or the loser the big mouth is telling you that you are, but just a bystander who can step back, be aware of its presence and not take action based on erroneous truths.

Awareness provides the window of opportunity to challenge the big mouth and liberate yourself from its toxicity. Within this window of opportunity, you can now choose healthier, more productive ways of viewing situations that would otherwise impede your happiness and success.

Didn’t think you were that powerful, did you?

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Author: Success MEDIA Africa

Success MEDIA Africa's Profile. BUSINESS INFORMATION Name: Success MEDIA, Africa (a division of KING JOSEPH SUCCESS WORLD...facebook page: @KJSuccessWorld). Founded in 2013 Founder/Chief Publicity Strategist: Mr Adewale Joseph Olabode Udoh (popularly known as king Joseph) Office Address 1: Aina Olabisi Street, Adegbose Estate, Sholebo Extension, Ikorodu-Lagos, Nigeria. Office Address 2:House No. 232711,Muchinga Road Kaunda Square Stage Two, Lusaka, Zambia. Email: successmediaafrica@gmail.com WhatsApp:+2349054593364 Hotlines: +2349054832450 / +2349039422809 / +260 97 1035026 GENERAL ACTIVITIES Media Consultancy Publicity/Marketing Strategy Social Media Influencing Music/Product Promotions Online Presence/Communication Analysis Media Management Digital Distribution Management/Promotions Public Relations Education (educating the Young ones and general Staff...) STRATEGY Purpose: To be a leading company in the media/marketing industry by providing enhanced services, relationship, media partnership/supports and solution with profitability. VISION To provide quality services that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers/clients. MISSION STATEMENT To build long term relationships with our Customers and Clients and provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovations and advanced technology. CORE VALUES We believe in treating our Clients/Customers with respect and faith. We grow through creativity, invention of new strategies and innovation. We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning. GOALS Global expansion in the field of public relations and media management in general and develp a strong base of key Customers/Clients. Increase the assets and investments of the company to support the developments of services, to as well enhance our chances of giving back to the society in rendering media services to our Clients (especially young Brands...) better...even while charging you for services, we still help in managing your funds for you. NOTE:We do this through our every quarter-of-the-year discounted promotional offers (Program)we throw to our Clients/Customers, especially the young Brands, "small Scales" I call them; the program which its hashtag is: #HTYG ( #HelpTheYoungGrow). To build a better reputation in the field of public relations/media and become a key player in the industry. WORKFORCE SMA (Success MEDIA Africa) is still a very young aspiring media firm, with very vast knowledge and professional experience. SMA has about 19+ Staffs and Representatives in these numbers: 13 in Nigeria 3 in Zambia 2 in South Africa and 1 in UAE Other Social Media Platforms: Facebook Page: @SuccessMEDIAAfrica Twitter/ Instagram: @Strategist_KJ, @successmedia_a Google+: successmediaafrica@gmail.com Blog: www.successmediaafrica.com BBM PIN:33526477 LinkedIn: successmediaafrica@gmail.com Facebook ID: Olabode King Joseph Twitter/IG: @KingJoseph_SMA / @KingJoseph_SMA

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