The Enduring Happiness IQ Matrix explores what it takes to live a happy and fulfilling life without all the mental and emotional baggage that most of us carry around. Happiness always starts with a thought. We feel happy or unhappy based on the thoughts we choose to dwell upon. This map helps you manage those thoughts in more optimal and helpful ways. And as you do so, it will naturally enhance your level of happiness throughout the day. Specifically, the map breaks down how to optimize how you think about your past, present, and future. When you learn to think about your life and circumstances in a very specific way, happiness naturally blossoms in your life.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Enduring Happiness mind map:
- MANAGE YOUR THOUGHTS: Happiness begins with a thought. This first branch walks you through a three-step process that will help you turn a negative thought into a more productive thought that inspires proactive action.
- PAST PERSPECTIVE: Happy people think about their past in a very specific way. This second branch explores how to optimize how you think about your past so that your past doesn’t steal away the happiness you could experience in the present moment.
- PRESENT PERSPECTIVE: Happy people think about their present circumstances in a very specific way. This third branch walks you through how to find more happiness in the present. This is all about thinking about your life and circumstances in ways that help you experience more joy in the present moment.
- FUTURE PERSPECTIVE: People who experience enduring happiness think about their future in a very specific way. This final branch provides you with guidelines on how to think about future events and circumstances in ways that naturally enhance your level of happiness in the present moment.
Use this map as a reference guide and reminder tool to help find enduring happiness. Remember though, that happiness is a state of mind. It all, therefore, begins with a thought. When you effectively manage your thoughts and optimize how you think about the past, present, and future, that will naturally enhance the level of happiness you experience each day. It does, however, take diligent effort.