What comes first: happiness or success?
This might sound like the chicken and the egg question. What comes first: a chicken or an egg?
I think the answer may depend on how we define happiness and success.
Happiness, defined as an internal state of being, which can be felt as a pleasant, calm, peaceful, joyful feeling, is then part of our inner world.
Success, defined as abundant wealth, prosperity in lifestyle, and freedom of time and choice, is then part of our outer world.
Our inner world consists of our beliefs, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings.
Our outer world consists of the tangible results we see and have around us.
So, what comes first: happiness or success?
It's similar to asking, what manifests first: our inner world or our outer world?
There's no doubt that when something desirable happens in our outer world, we may feel happiness in our inner world. In that sense, we could say that success comes before happiness.
However, have you ever met someone or heard of people who are very successful in their outer world and still not happy in their inner world? I know, I have. I've also seen people who are just happy, and don't have any outer world success to connect their happiness to.
So, perhaps, it's not really true that outer world success always comes before inner world happiness. So, then can inner world happiness come before outer world success?
This is where the water gets deep, so stick with me, I'll be your float.
The universal truth actually is that inner world happiness always comes before outer world success, by law. This is because it's our inner world that creates our outer world.
In fact, happiness always leads to success, and unhappiness leads to struggle & failure. This is good news, right! Now, we don't need to be unhappy all the time to have success. We can be free to be happy before we create success!
So, if you want to have success in the outer world, it's important to know that the happiness in your inner world needs to come first.
Look for ways to create happiness in your inner world- in your beliefs, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. Happy beliefs are empowering beliefs. Happy perceptions are loving perceptions. Happy thoughts are powerful thoughts. Happy feelings are, well, happy feelings!
Your happy inner world will guarantee your outer world success, every time, hands down.
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