“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln

How happy we are in our lives depends on how happy we decide to be. If we decide to continue focusing on what didn’t become or what mistakes shouldn’t have happened, we will struggle to thrive and experience happiness.

It is important to decide whether you want to be happy and whether you choose to give yourself a chance to seek opportunities that will contribute to your happiness. This doesn’t happen by chance, it happens through intention.

The way we do this is by discussing expectations, setting goals, establishing timelines and implementing plans to create moments and explore opportunities that will contribute significantly to your happiness.

The first step in a journey towards a happy life is accepting that things won’t always work out exactly as we want them to – this is key to setting expectations and communicating them with our loved ones. This is how we are able to move past problems and start creating for solutions without playing the blame game. It helps us see problems as opportunities to develop solutions instead of hurdles that are too high to skip over, or sinking sand that we can’t escape.

As these plans develop and take hold, you not only have the comfort of knowing that you’ve chosen something positive and powerful, but you also have the peace-of-mind that comes with having made up your mind and leaving uncertainty behind.

Long term financial plans and goals create a solid certainty that forms a foundation for happiness. These goals and timelines become a way of investing in and measuring the growth of your happiness. It also becomes much easier to adjust your plans when needed, and engage in constructive communication that is both healthy and helpful.

One of our goals as your personal financial adviser is to support and guide you on this journey. We advise… you thrive!