When I was in college, like most young adults, I was struggling to find myself and to just be happy with myself and who I am. A friend gave me this piece of paper with “Steps To Happiness I Now Know”. It helped me to read it during rough times. I came across it recently and wanted to share it. My hope is that it will help someone else.
“Steps To Happiness I Now Know”
I can’t be all things to all people.
I can’t do all things at once.
I can’t do all things equally well.
I can’t do all things better than everyone else.
My humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.
I have to find out who I am and be that.
I have to decide what comes first and do that.
I have to discover my strengths and use them.
I have to learn not to compete with others.
Because no one else is in the contest of *being me*.
I will have to learn to accept my own uniqueness.
I will have to learn to set priorities and make decisions.
I will have to learn to live with my limitations.
I will have to learn to give myself the respect that is due.
And I’ll be a most vital mortal.
Dare To Believe:
That I am a wonderful unique person.
That I am a once-in-all-history event.
That it’s more than a right, it’s my duty, to be who I am.
That life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to cherish.
And I’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get me down.