Other People Are Not Responsible For Your Happiness

It’s up to you to see the glass half full

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You cannot depend on external factors to determine your happiness and set your own expectations for this life that you’re leading — you have to do that for yourself.

If you want to be happy, another human being will not be the thing that suddenly makes you a happy individual. Can a spouse, partner, best friend, sibling, or a parent bring joy and happiness into your life? Absolutely — and I hope that the ones whom you call your family and friends and forever love do that for you. I hope they cheer you on when you’re in the thicket of success, and I hope they catch you when you fall, and I hope they stand beside you through good time and bad. But, I hope you know that your happiness cannot come from them — it has to come from you.

You have to decide what makes you happy — and you have everything you need within you to find the joy that you seek.

Maybe that means that you carve out more time for yourself so that you can work on the passion projects that give you an extra spark in your zest for life.

It’s up to you to set expectations for yourself — you cannot expect others to hold you to a higher standard if you don’t hold that same standard for yourself.

If you want to be the best at what you do, you’re the one who has to make it happen.

I write essays and poetry about life lessons, love, relationships, and self-awareness. More info: meganminutillo.com + @meganminutillo.

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