“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”
Russell M. Nelson
In times of your greatest joy how focused would you say that you are in your life? When I reflect on this question, and am honest with myself, I can say that the happiest moments of my life have all been times when I was deeply focused on something or someone. It wasn’t the circumstances that made me happy, it was that I was deeply focused and engaged and that in turn led to happiness.
On the flip side, if you look at your life when there has been a lack of joy or happiness how would you score yourself on focus? If you scored high on focus what was it that you were focused on? Was it the right thing? Again, if I do this, and am honest with myself, the times of least joy or happiness are marred with a lack of focus, or at least a lack of focus on the things that matter.
Focus on what matters, happiness follows…