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You are in charge of your own happiness

One night I was complaining about my boss. He didn’t seem to appreciate my hard work, nor see in me the potential to lead the company’s new ecommerce initiative.

My husband told me, “YOU are in charge of your own happiness. Nobody else is.”

“Furthermore, most people don’t care if you are happy or not,” he continued. “Don’t wait for your boss to give you the recognition you are waiting for. Instead, be proud of yourself and the work you do. Don’t wait for HR to offer you the position; if you want it, go get it. Explain to them what you do for the company, give them facts and numbers that illustrate your achievements and then explain why you are the best choice to develop the new ecommerce website. Ease their job, come with a plan and be clear with your aspirations.”

YOU are in charge of your own happiness because others don’t really care if you are happy or not. Even a lovely husband or caring mom couldn’t make you happy because they can’t know what your aspirations, dreams and happiness criteria truly are.

YOU are in charge of your own happiness. You are the manager of the happiness assessment center, and you control your own happiness GPS.

Your happiness is your responsibility. Being happy is YOUR job, nobody else’s.

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Written by Anne Delmarquette