Key to Happiness

Contributing Writer: Ian Malesiewski

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Everyone gets ONE chance at life. So the question I have is why do so many people let negativity, hate, and fear define who they are.

Whether you know it or not the decisions you make today will have an effect on your future. Every single choice that we make determines who we will be and the life that we will ultimately live.

One critical choice we all make is choosing to live up to what we set out to do in life. static1.squarespace

Everyone wants to be rich but not everyone wants to put in the work to get rich. We can all talk a big game but few of us can actually have the courage to go through with we say we are going to do. People often look for the things that they want right now which results in losing focus on what they want in the long run. Rather than putting effort into what is going to get them to their goals, people worry about what’s going to make them happy in the moment.

When you decide to really focus on something you want most of the time you will achieve it. However, the key to getting what you want can only start with YOU. “I can” and “I can’t” are the two biggest factors that come into play during your decision process. When you start believing “I can” over time it turns into “I will”. Those who choose to believe in themselves will be the ones to turn the impossible into the possible.

Life doesn’t give handouts. If you’re going to do something, DO IT! Have the determination to stand up for what you want, that’s the only way you’re going to get it.


The people you choose to associate yourself with also plays a major role in the life you will live.

If you want to be truly happy why would you waste your time with those who are unhappy? It’s common sense, focus on the people who truly are worth your time and reject those who tell you otherwise. You’re so-called “friends” start to drop off when it becomes an inconvenience for them to stick around but true friends will always be there, even in hard times.


The way you treat other people will determine who you will have throughout the rest of your life. Happiness is measured in all kinds of ways, but what will make you feel truly fulfilled is when you have others around to share that happiness with. If you’re negative towards others don’t be surprised when that negativity comes right back at you.

At the end of the day just be kind and respect the people in your life that are willing to be kind to you. Once you find the group of people who share the same interests as you and are willing to respect the person you are, stick with them.

Remember the effort you put in, will determine what you get back in return.

As crazy as it sounds, personal happiness is created through decisions. When you understand that the key to happiness lies in the choices we make, then you will truly be happy.


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