It felt particularly weird to be in a so-called victim position, because I am an optimistic self-help book author, not a helpless little twig being tossed topsy and turvy in the winds of uncontrollable fate.
There's a particular moment that is one of the emotional highlights of the entire series. I looked up the passage to re-read it, and I realized that - surprise! - it has tremendous relevance to a happiness project.
There's an abundance of ways you can limit your life with limiting thinking. And if you're presently having a repeated pattern of failure, disappointment, and unhappiness, that's exactly what you're doing to yourself .
That is why philosophers are telling us to "Be Here Now" instead of hoping for something in the future that does not exist. Happiness is turning our consciousness to "what we've got," which is beyond description.
I've written before about my resolution to Get more sleep, and I'm bringing it up again, because I'm truly convinced that this is one of the first aspects of life to tackle when you start a happiness project.