Many people make the mistake of putting their happiness in the hands of others. They believe that significant others, family members and friends are responsible for making them happy. But if you rely on other people to make you happy, you’ll be devastated when they let you down or leave you. Focus on these four simple keys to happiness — all of which depend solely on you.
Live Up to Your Own Expectations
If you spend your life focused on what other people think of you, you are putting yourself at the mercy of those other people. Whenever you do not live up to their expectations, it instantly makes you unhappy. This happens a lot when children pursue careers only because it’s what their parents want.