Cultivating my happiness

“The key to happiness is all about finding a perspective that allows me to see my world and its outcomes in ways that encourage me, fulfill me and that can remind me of just how wonderful I really am.” - Tad Inoue

I used to say, happiness is a choice. And it is really, but to be more specific the choice we make is built within our perspective. It is the preponderance of my thoughts and the meaning that I give them that allow me to feel all that I do in this life. I am set up in this life to guide my own emotions and feelings. Nobody can make me feel anything without my consent. It just isn’t possible. I am the one and only creator of my feeling life. 

In essence, I become what I align myself with. If my truth is derogatory about myself, or if I am thinking of myself in the negative, then I become this in that moment and I don’t feel good. But if I change how I see something, then that something that I am focused on will change in my world of meaning. And thus it can now empower me and uplift me. It is always up to me to find new ways to see negative things. It is always up to me find my good feelings. 

What I feel is a product of a message that I am telling myself about me. When those messages have criticism built in them or if I am simply talking myself down in any way I will feel challenged, low and not happy. But if I talk positively to myself about my experiences, then I can feel encouraged, uplifted and wonderful. In these moments I am curating and cultivating my good feelings and my happy life. 

I have such great power to control how I feel and what experiences I will have in this life. It is always up to me. I will choose joy. I will choose love. I will choose understanding. And I will choose goodness, always. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are each one of you!

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.