Happiness is Continuous Improvement

Happiness is Continuous Improvement

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Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin

So recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase continuous quality improvement.  It has a lot of relevance in my job and it has become a bit of a motto in my life.  Where happiness is concerned, we really know all of the answers.  After years of researching and writing about happiness, as the Taoists say, the masters have already given us all of the answers we just fail to see them.

We have talked on this site about a lot of things that can bring you happiness: expressing gratitude; showing kindness; being positive; seeking adventure; damping down our fear; being mindful and many other strategies.  But you have to be realistic about things, no change occurs overnight, if you are a worrier, you can’t just stop worrying because you know it’s a bad idea.  But maybe, bit by bit you can learn to worry less and less over time.

This is what continuous improvement is all about, really it’s simple.  So how do you do it?  Well, the goal is to simply be better than you were last year.  How do you do that? Well, this month you try to be better than last month, this week better than last week, today better than yesterday.  The trick is of course that it doesn’t matter how fast you are moving forward, just that you keep moving forward.  Consistency is the key, whether or not were talking about weight loss, or fitness or happiness.

So my friends, pick whatever method of being  happier that you want to work on, just work on it and have a happy day ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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