Everybody in the world is seeking happiness —and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
For example, two people may be in the same place, doing the same thing; both may have about an equal amount of money and prestige — and yet one may be miserable and the other happy. Why? Because of a different mental attitude.
“There is nothing either good or bad,” said Shakespeare, “but thinking makes it so.“
Abe Lincoln one remarked that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.“
Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude-the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly to create.” — from Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends & Influence People” book.