No matter who you are, how successful you are or what you do for a living...smiling can transform your life, and I want to show you how. My life has improved more than I ever thought possible since learning about these things and I want to share the amazing gift of smiling your way to success with as many people across the world as possible. There are millions of bad things going on in the world, but there are also millions of things to smile about, what are you going to choose to focus on?
Be more likeable
Opportunities, gifts and conversations come your way much more often when you have a smile on your face, because of the reasons mentioned as well as the fact that you just seem more approachable, trustworthy and happy. Most of the opportunities I have been 'lucky' enough to get over the last year, have come from a conversation with someone that I wouldn't normally converse with, but because I smiled at them and asked how they were, a conversation started and it grew from there. Someone who I met from a seemingly meaningless conversation has turned out to be a massive part of my life and they help me to grow and numerous different areas of my life, and it all started from a smile. Most people walk around with an angry look on their face or never take their eyes off their phone, so you instantly set yourself out from the crowd by smiling. It makes you feel better, makes other people feel better and doesn't cost a penny to do, which is why you should...
Spread the disease
Smiling is infectious so when you pass it on to someone else, they can pass it onto someone else and before long, the 'disease' has spread much further than the initial smile ever thought it could. One smile could set off a chain of events that could change your life so imagine how much of a massive impact you could create in your life if you were putting thought into having a big smile on your face as often as possible. More attractive, happier, better conversations and friendships, the list goes on! Don't miss out on all these benefits just because some minor thing has happened in your life and you want everyone else to feel as pissed off as you do. Treat yourself, crack a smile.
People go out of there way
When you smile and when you clearly love yourself, people want to be involved automatically, so if an opportunity ever arises where someone can be involved with you or even brush shoulders, they are going to be a lot more likely to go the extra mile and try and create an impression with you so that you remember them or that you will share some of your happiness, money or resources with them. Life can be difficult at times and it isn't made easier by peoples stubbornness in refusing help or charity and their seemingly non existent relationship with smiling. Make an effort to smile at every person you come into contact with today and see how differently the world reacts to you.
You enjoy yourself more
The beautiful thing about smiling is that you enjoy a situation more when you are smiling because of the way the brain works and when I learnt this, I started to make sure I was smiling and enjoying myself at places I sometimes don't have motivation for such as at work or at the gym and once I started to enjoy myself more, time didn't seem to drag as much, my performance and results were better because I was actually giving myself chance to see all the benefits and positives for the situation instead of forcing myself through a boring day at work and a painful workout with a grumpy look on my face. Life is actually pretty good when you MAKE AN EFFORT to enjoy it instead of waiting for a switch to be flicked and for life to suddenly become perfect in every way.
What is success
After all this talk on how smiling helps us to reach success, we haven't actually discussed what success is to any of us. Success could be money, freedom, security or any of the above, but really when we are chasing any of these things, we are in the hunt for things that will give us permission to finally be happy. When you're smiling, you're enjoying yourself more and when you're enjoying yourself, you're normally happy, so give yourself the gift of a lifetime, and start prioritising smiling, as well as your own happiness over all these external things. Products and 'things' make us feel great in the moment and those great feeling soon diminish and are replaced with sour and bitter ones, whereas each time you consciously make an effort to smile or to enjoy yourself, you build the muscle & if a muscle is worked every now and again, it isn't going to get very strong, but if you work it everyday, even in difficult situations then you will have a smiling six pack in no time.
I hope this has opened your eyes to the power of a simple smile, and I hope you start using the power of this tool to start improving and enjoying every area of your life a little bit more.
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