During our joyful pursuit of happiness we will have discovered there are three vehicles to help us on our journey:
- Timely Action
- Consistent Behavior
- Purposeful Character
Each of the writings under the Journey heading to the right are our discoveries about action, behavior, and character.
Action is realizing or orchestrating a result. For example:
- A new action
- A repeat action
- Ceasing a behavior
- Choosing to do nothing
We will have discovered on our joyful pursuit of happiness the meaning of action is much closer to creating a result than creating movement.
We all do it. We resolve to change. Time for an exercise program! No more overeating! It’s time for a new job! This habit has to go! Starting tomorrow change will happen!!!
Perhaps the source is in our own mind, maybe a New Years’s resolution, a plea from our spouse, a health issue. We all wonder why resolutions are made and fade away.
The Reason: They don’t get done.
The Symptom: A lack of commitment from the heart.
We will have discovered on our joyful pursuit of happiness this is one of the toughest challenges on the road we travel.
This is a RoadSign for our joyful pursuit of happiness:
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Why do anything. The best course is to do nothing. It’s good to just let this one go.
The choice to take no action is an outstanding choice in many situations we face. We will have discovered on our joyful journey to happiness our choice to do nothing can become some of our greatest regrets in life.
We will have discovered on our joyful journey there comes a time for action. Thoughts are no longer appropriate and action is the very best course.
It becomes a sense of “just do it.”
We will have discovered on our joyful pursuit of happiness our accumulative actions become our varied behaviors and our cumulative behaviors become our character. Choosing to match our actions, behavior, and character to our chosen purpose in life gives us joy and peace of mind.