Reflect-upon and appreciate what it took for you to be truly happy.
This Facebook memory showed up in my feed a few weeks ago. In October 2018, I was the happiest I’d ever been in my life. My daughter was thriving in grad school. My son was back in college with purpose after a two-year hiatus. I was at the top of my game professionally, about to walk away from my current role triumphant after M&A activity.
It took years of sacrifice, planning, missteps, personal and professional crises, tough-love decisions and difficult choices to reach that point in life when I could exhale and be not only happy but satisfied.
For me, the path to happiness wasn’t easy but it was great. After all, if the road to happiness was a walk in the park, would we truly appreciate it?