our values form the foundation of your life. They dictate the choices you make and
determine the direction that your life takes. Your values will influence your decisions
related to your relationships,career, and other activities you engage in. Despite this
importance, few people choose their values. Instead, they simply adopt the values of
their parents and the dominant values of society. In all likelihood, the values that you
internalized as a child remain with you through adulthood (yes, in some cases, people
reject the values of their upbringings). Unfortunately, these values may also have created
a life that is carrying you down a path that is not the direction you want to go at this point
in your life.
If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.
Your vision will become clear only when you
can look into your own heart. Who looks
outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking
forward; you can only connect them looking
backwards. So you have to trust that the dots
will somehow connect in your future. You have
to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life,
karma, whatever. This approach has never let
me down, and it has made all the difference in
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