“Your success and happiness lie in you.” – Helen Keller

This is one principle I teach at my Maverick Selling Business Builder Bootcamp beginning with the opening exercise on Day 1. You are the one who chooses whether you are happy and successful. What do I mean?

 Have you ever asked someone how they are doing and they responded by saying they were above ground so it’s a good day? Their definition of success was relatively easy to meet. They had to be living and it was a good day.

What this shows is they set their bar at an easily achievable spot ensuring they were going to be happy and successful every day they were alive. It was their choice and came from within them.

Each person’s definition of happiness or success is subjective.  It is only given meaning when you choose the criteria to achieve either.

What have you set as your criteria for success?  Take a few minutes to clearly define what that looks like for you. Remember if you don’t know what the goal is, how will you ever hit it?

Now that you have created this list, does your criteria help serve you or are you setting unattainable levels to achieve before you allow yourself to be happy and consider yourself a success? The choice is yours.

And when you want to be happy, find areas of your life to be grateful for each day.  Celebrate those constantly.

Choose Happiness and it will be yours!


Do It Different!


Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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