“True happiness is gained by giving up, not by grasping.”
I was visiting with my buddy, Mike Grigsby, this morning and he was talking about how happiness comes from being in flow. He was telling me that happiness doesn’t come from gaining stuff in and of itself. Instead, it comes from keeping things moving the way that they should. He says that our joy comes from being able to use the tools that we have been given. A master carpenter isn’t better by owning more hammers. Instead, a master carpenter is better because of how they use the hammer that is in their hands.
Whether it is money, or marriage, or friendship, you have to be in the moment, focused on doing that activity the best that you can. When you are thinking about what comes next, or what just happened, you lose the flow. You lose your ability to use your talents the right way because you aren’t focused on being in the flow. When we live our life for the hammer that we wish we had, focused on what is in our way or what we didn’t get or what might happen, then we end up swinging our hammers and smashing our own thumbs. To be joyful, you have to live in the moment. Otherwise, you cause your own demise.
Today, share your talents with others. Share your joy with others. Focus on using the tools that God gave you in the right way and for their intended purpose. If you are a singer, then sing. If you are a writer, then write. Do the thing that helps the world flow in the right way that only you can do at this moment. Forget about the past and the future, just swing the hammer that is in your hand right now.
To Your Success,
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.