It is easy
Most often people do not realize they are even sabotaging their happiness. They just believe that happiness eludes them. But all too frequently if we step back and look at things from a neutral perspective we can see how we sabotage our own happiness.
Why don’t we more actively pursue happiness?
- We think hard work and delayed gratification will get us there.
- We believe its selfish.
- Cynicism: We think the world is already doomed and it doesn't matter
- Thinking our happiness should come second.
- We think we’re already as happy as we're going to get.
Each of these mentalities impedes or distorts our quest to be as happy as we can and want to be.