Loving these words of wisdom shared straight up with joy and laughter by Bishop TD Jakes… some of the best advice you could ever get right here….
1. Own Your Own Happiness
“Your kids are not gonna make you happy. Your spouse is not gonna make you happy. A big house is not gonna make you happy. Own your own happiness and be responsible for doing those things that bring joy into your own heart…… You have to take responsibility for that peace and that joy and that love that lives inside of your heart… and not inside of your stuff.”
2. Challenge Your Own Story
“People torment themselves by how they see their life. They’ve told themselves a story as if it were ‘the’ truth, when it is really a perspective truth. And sometimes you’ve narrated a story that you beat yourself to death with. Challenge your own story. Change the way you talk to yourself about who you are and what happened to you, and what you’re gonna do in your life.”
“A lot of us delay our happiness [and say] ‘When I get to this level, when I get the degree, when I get the kids, when I get married, I’m gonna be happy.’ Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the whole step, the whole process.”
4. Make Relationships Count
“Nature teaches us, there is no fruit without relationships. You cannot be fruitful by yourself, in business, in home, in life, in church. I don’t care what it is, you are no more than the relationships you surround yourself with and make sure that those are good ones.”
“You can’t do all of either one and be successful… and to those whom much is given, much is required. If you work really hard and you’re a really diligent person, make sure that you do some play to balance your life out. Conversely – if you play real hard, but you don’t work very much, you’re gonna be fun …but you’re gonna be hungry.”
Wishing you love and happiness….