How to find happiness?

Don't Just Survive, Live!

Good Morning Subscribers,

I believe every human on this earth has the desire to live, not just survive. Many of us are so scared to take that jump into the unknown that we don't even try at all. Many of us die without even knowing the true potential of one's self.
The fact of the matter is you have two choices in this world... you can either live your dreams or live your fears. It’s as simple as that. We must choose one.
No one gets out of life alive, so you must live your life to your fullest potential in every aspect of your life and stop waiting for the “right moment” to make a decision. Once you take it upon yourself to open your heart and mind to the unknown possibilities of life, the universe will yield to you. The very universe will start to support you because you are finally allowing yourself to truly achieve what you were put on this earth to do.
Your purpose was specifically designed and given to you but to find it you must let go of fear, negative energy, and have the courage to take risks that you have never taken before. Your life will truly begin when you consistently start to step outside of your comfort zone. 
Become a victor, not a victim. Stop waking up like an accident and take control of your life to push your mind, body, and soul to new heights. Live your dreams, not your fears. Don’t just survive, let’s begin to live!

Chazz Scott, 1/4 of The Nucleus


Be Grateful

They always say one of the most powerful mindsets that can take your life to the next level, is to practice gratefulness consistently.
Instead of thinking about the problems in your life when you wake up in the morning, start making it habit of grabbing a pen and writing down all of the things that you are grateful for in your life.
In the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Bryne, she explains how ancient philosophers, well-known scientists, successful entrepreneurs, and even great avatars all practiced some form of gratitude throughout their day.

She explains it is impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you already have. Why? Because the thoughts and feelings you emit as you feel ungrateful are all negative emotions. Whether it’s jealousy, resentment, dissatisfaction, or feelings of “not enough,” those feelings cannot bring you what you want in your life. She says that “those negative emotions are blocking your own good coming to you.”
Consistently saying “Thank you” can powerfully create your day and all that it will contain. “I am setting my frequency for the day and intentionally declaring the way I want my day to go, rather than stumbling out of bed and letter the day take control of me. You are the creator of your life, and so begin by intentionally creating your day!”

Give thanks to your parents, friends, significant others, and life experiences because, in order for you to start attracting more good things in your life, you must start to feel different about what you already have. So be grateful about your life, and consistently say "Thank You."

- Chazz Scott, 1/4 of The Nucleus

What Makes A Good Life?

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We all want to be happy no matter where you grew up, what race you are, what religion you believe in, how much money you have; we are all trying to figure out the secret sauce to maintain happiness.
Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger explains that they conducted a study on millennials to understand what their major life goals were. They concluded that over 80% of the tested data said that a major life goal for them was to get rich. He explains that another 50% of those same young adults stated that another major life goal was to become famous. Based on the data presented, the professor explained that many of us have been given the impression that these are the things that we must go after to live a good life. 
Robert has been a part of one of the longest studies of adult life ever conducted. The Harvard Study of Adult Development has been tracking the lives of 724 men for over 75 years. The study included medical exams, drawing blood, scanning their brains, and talking to their children. From all the data collected, what did they learn about making a happy life? It turns out that the lessons aren’t about being famous, wealth, or even working harder and harder. They concluded that the clearest message from all this data was that: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

As humans, we are sociable by nature, even if you believe that you’re an introvert. “It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they're physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected.” The study shows that individuals who are more isolated experience loneliness and ultimately contribute to being “less happy”; their health declines earlier in midlife, their brain functioning declines, and live shorter lives than people that are not lonely.
Meaningful relationships protect not only our bodies but also our brains. Meaningful social connections actually keep us alive. What does this mean? We must not focus on things to sustain happiness; we must concentrate on meaningful relationships with family, friends, and community! Focus on the friends and family that you trust and care about; this will actually keep you happier and healthier. The good life is built with good relationships.

- Chazz Scott of The Nucleus