We are all in pursuit of more joy, happiness and peace. Easy right? Maybe not, especially if you've forgotten how it feels.
In order to find more joy, it is important to first consider what might be creating a block. What is causing that block or clouding the view of what you are after? This is the first place to start because if we look too far out at the ideal situation, we will miss what is right in front of us.
Start by considering what is most important to you. Is it recognition, winning at whatever field you are in, approval of others, being #1, etc.. . .
I am all for shooting for the top and being the best that you can be, but be very mindful of the impact it has on your life. Joy brought on by this kind of success is often fleeting with an unstable foundation. It is only in reflection that the truth is seen. Maybe being the best is important to you but should it be your driving force? Did you ever wonder if there was something more? Something greater? How often do we see celebrities or pro athletes crash their lives once the spotlight shifts off of them. It is a matter of where you find your sense of self worth.
A few things to keep in mind:
Keep in mind . . . what is keeping you from achieving joy? Once identified, are you willing to give those things up?