Being specific about the joy that you are looking for is crucial for creating overall joy and happiness in your life. Most people have some conceptual idea of joy and fulfillment, without actually fleshing out what that means for them.

It’s important to define what joy means for YOU.

Opportunities show up every day for things that you might find fulfilling, but without any direction or specificity, you might let them pass by.

Think of it this way. There are probably millions of sandwiches around the world, from gyros (yummm), to francesinha (so good!), to bánh mì (need more of these in my life), to your ever-reliable Wawa Hoagie (say it with me HOAGIE, it’s not a sub, or a hero, or a po’boy). My point is that if you aren’t specific about the type of sandwich (or the type of joy) that you are looking for, you aren’t likely to get it.

This may surprise some of you, but a lot of people are so busy creating a life that they forget to LIVE their life. Don’t let that happen to you! Take a little bit of time to figure out what joy looks like for you. Once you have your personal definition, share it with someone who you trust. This way you have a goal that is clear to you, and a support system to help you achieve it!

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