16 Apr Is your happiness to be found in the “adjacent possible”?
from my Monday Morning eNewsletter (you can sign up HERE)
How’d you like to be happier?
Even if you enjoy some happiness now, would you like more? And while we’re at it, would you like to be healthier? More successful? Better in some other aspect of your life?
Unless you’re 100% happy with 100% of your life, then in some way or other (like all of us) you’re probably looking for something more; or something different.
At the same time, however, you are (like all of us) possibly also unsure where to find this extra something (happiness, success, wellbeing etc)!
Well, today I’m going to invite you to consider where and how you can do/find this.
Let’s pause for a minute and think about your experiences on Facebook or LinkedIn or any of the social networks. On these platforms, we all have our “friends” (or connections); people we know directly. Not far from them are the friends of our friends; and then beyond that, a 3rd level of social connectedness.
Now if we want to, it’s not hard to connect with or request an introduction to one of these friends of friends. And in doing so, we can access a completely new world that’s right next to our current worlds.
This same principle applies to other parts of our lives. This is the “adjacent possible” – a world of possibilities just “next door to” our current realities. There’s a whole range of new possibilities that exist, often just a few steps away from where we are now. All we need to do is identify the steps in between where we are and where we want to be!
…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.
I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)