I listened to a talk by Matthew McConaughey gave (you can find it on the FARE Hypnosis Facebook page) on the difference between happiness and joy. I talk with my clients about this subject as often as I can.
Happiness is externally motivated (I feel happy when I win.) Joy is internal and not a response to stimulus. It is internal and fueled by a practice of gratitude.
I love what he says about how we cannot sustain happiness – because we keep raising
the bar every time we attain it. It is result reliant, so it’s often we are let down. When we are simply being who were are meant to be, rather than letting the doing of the deed be most important, then we find success and joy become easy and natural.
I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control, by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.