New Year, New Goals: Make Yourself More Happy

We wish you the happiest of New Years! While you're in the spirit of making new resolutions, we thought we'd provide some inspirational thoughts to go along with! We came across this list of 15 things you can give up to make yourself happy, courtesy of World Observer. We hope you enjoy!

  1. Give up your need to always be right.
    Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?
    -Wayne Dyer

  2. Give up your need for control.
    By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. When you try and try, the world is beyond winning.
    -Lao Tzu

  3. Give up on blaming others.
    A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
    -John Burroughs

  4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
    The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.
    -Eckhart Tolle

  5. Give up your limiting beliefs.
    A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind.
    -Elly Roselle

  6. Give up complaining
    You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

  7. Give up the luxury of criticism.
    Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
    -Christian D. Larsen

  8. Give up your need to impress others.
    Don't try to impress others. Let them have the fun of impressing you.
    -James R. Fisher, Jr.

  9. Give up your resistance to change.
    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
    -Joseph Campbell

  10. Give up labels.
    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
    -Wayne Dyer

  11. Give up on your fears.
    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
    -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  12. Give up your excuses.
    99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
    -George Washington Carver

  13. Give up the past.
    Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    -Christian D. Larsen

  14. Give up attachment.
    The wise individual doesn't get too attached to any of life's pleasures, knowing that wonderful science is hard at work proving it's bad for him.
    -Bill Vaughan

  15. Give up living your life to other people's expectations
    The world is a mirror and reflects back your expectations. What you get is what you see. You create your own reality.
    -Denis Waitley


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