I recently saw a short clip that I wanted to share because it’s what I’ve experienced too.

When we do something great, gain recognition from work, get promoted, or just become really happy about something in life, I tend to run into what I call a ‘happiness fear’.

So what is it?

It’s when there is a sensation of excitement but within us there is also a sense that if I am too happy, I will bring inattention to in life which may result into something bad to happen. Because of this ‘happiness fear’, I am less inclined to exert my happy feelings to my family, friends, those around me, and also, me.

It’s almost like I am never a happy person anymore.

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After seeing this short clip, I wondered back to my memory trails of life whether if I ever went through good and the bad times without being happy.

Well, it surprised me because even if I had not expressed my great happiness, I still went through all these good and bad times anyway.

So why did I have these fears, if life always brings the good and the bad experiences..?

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Now I made a small commitment to myself. Let’s just be more happy!


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    Bring positive impact, make a difference and share with others. Andrew is just another Thrive Global user like many, but loves sharing about his personal and professional experiences to connect with like-minded and different people in this world, and bring collaboration and mindfulness to our lives. Through Thrive Global, Andrew has developed an interest in writing those thoughts and ideas that would have otherwise stayed deep inside mentally.