Oh oh. I’m not sure I like this month’s focus of The Happiness Project. The resolution for the first week is Aim Higher. Oh dear. This seems a bit daunting when sometimes I feel like I’m already just treading water to stay afloat. Can’t we just have another resolution like Kiss More, Hug More, Touch More? I like that one! Okay, okay, I do agree that aiming high and achieving (or at least knowing that I tried really hard) does indeed make me happier. Hmmm, so what should I aim for? Should I aim to help build my children into happy well-functioning, thoughtful, caring and productive members of society? Oh wait, no, I’ve already charged myself with that small ridiculously easy not-at-all-time-consuming task. No pressure there at all. How can I aim higher than that? Okay, forget the kids. Maybe I’ll make this week’s resolution about outside work (as opposed to family work) and aim for a consulting project…or better yet, I’ll aim higher in my blogging efforts. Yes, that’s what I’ll do…thanks for the think aloud. How about them apples?!
One of my favorite Theodore Roosevelt quotes seems apropos here:
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, “Certainly, I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.”