Companies are constantly trying to manipulate your desires. Starting in 2009, Coca Cola ran an ad campaign with the slogan “open happiness.” You are told that if you purchase a particular product, you will be happy. If you stop and think about it rationally, you know it isn’t true. Nevertheless, it is easy to fall for the marketing tricks every time.
Chances are slim that companies will stop attempting to influence your desires anytime soon, so what you can do is learn to block it out. You can do this by asking yourself three questions:
What are the circumstances and/or things that you believe will make you happy?
Are any of the above influenced primarily by your society, friends or upbringing?
Are your authentic desires different than the above?
You might be surprised to realize that what you actually want is not what you’ve been told to want.
Once you’ve answered the other questions ask yourself this: will my desires actually make me happy? Many people think that if they win the lottery, they will be as happy as a child on Christmas morning. The statistics show another reality though. Lottery winners have higher rates of depression and most of them lose all of their winnings within the span of two years. What happens is that once they have what they thought would make them happy, and it doesn’t, they start to think that something is wrong with them.
Jim Carrey once said, “I wish everyone would get rich and famous so they’d realize it’s not the answer.”
I urge you to think about your desires and if they are what you truly want.
Are you ready to unleash the joy within you? Learn how to let go of limiting beliefs, feel excited and motivated to succeed, re-wire your brain to create more happiness now, and take back control of your feelings and emotions. I want you to experience joy in your daily life. I want to see you reach your highest potential. And I want to help you do it! So, let’s begin this journey of exploration together.
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