|How to Make Yourself
In 1986, L. Ron Hubbard wrote a poem
which is a guide to happiness.
"The Joy of Creating"
"Force yourself to smile and youíll
soon stop frowning.
"Force yourself to laugh and youíll
soon find something to laugh about.
"Wax* enthusiastic** and youíll
very soon feel so.
"A being causes his own feelings.
"The greatest joy there is in
life is creating.
"Splurge on it!" ó L.
(*wax: to increase in size, strength or
intensity.) (**enthusiastic: having or demonstrating enthusiasm.)
Four Steps to Make Yourself Happier
"Force yourself to smile
and youíll soon stop frowning."
Try this exercise.
B. Donít smile
D. Donít smile
F. Donít smile
G. Repeat the above until you are
Do this exercise whenever you are
frowning, upset, depressed, angry, apathetic or resentful.
Try the exercise in front of a mirror for
an extra boost.
yourself to laugh and youíll soon find something to laugh about."
This exercise is useful when you are
feeling stressed out or too serious.
A. Force a laugh.
B. If this is difficult for you to do,
say, "ha ha ha ha ha." Then say, "ho, ho, ho, ho,
ho." Then say, "he, he, he, he, he."
C. Repeat the above until you find
something to laugh about.
enthusiastic and youíll very soon feel so."
When you feel enthusiasm for a difficult
task, you make better decisions, get more done in less time and produce
a better result.
A. Write down a task you are avoiding or
hate to do.
B. Ask yourself, "What about this
task is interesting?" Write down the answer.
C. Ask yourself, "What could I be a
little excited about regarding this task?" Write down the answer.
D. Ask yourself, "What could I be
enthusiastic about regarding this task?" Write down the answer.
E. Repeat steps B, C and D until you feel
enthusiastic about doing the task.
You might be surprised at how quickly
greatest joy there is in life is creating."
What are your greatest joys in life?
Being a parent? Starting a company?
Finding new customers? Forming new relationships?
Notice how each activity creates
A. Write down three things you can create
B. Do them.
C. Notice if your day is more joyful.
The happiest individuals, families and
groups are those that create things.
The most exciting goals you can have
involve creating something.
In fact, all of your success is your
"Splurge on it!"