Tag: Happy

Happiness is a Journey, Not a Destination… DTH Episode 153 with Amir Siddiqui

𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
I’ve said it time and time again on this podcast, we have a moral obligation to be happy! Friends, smiles and bad moods are contagious, so we owe it to those around us to put in the effort to be happy people. If you are not happy, it is up to you to change it. As my guest this week, Amir Siddiqui put it, “change is inevitable, growth is a choice”. Sometimes it takes a little growth to become the happy you that you should be. Just remember, happiness is a journey, not a destination.
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗔𝗺𝗶𝗿 𝗦𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗶?
Following a series of disappointments as a young man, Amir Siddiqui became depressed and suicidal. He spent the next eight years pursuing personal growth and completely turned his life around. Now he aims to help people overcome negative mindsets to live happy, healthy lives.
Amir was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 1994. He lives in Virginia, where he loves nature, particularly forest bathing, kayaking, and sailing. He also enjoys meditating and yoga. Amir now aspires to become a life coach, so that he may use his life experiences to help others on their journey to happiness. 

Episode 12: Be Proactive, Be Responsible

Like much of what I talk about in the Derate The Hate podcast, being able to make mature, value based logical decisions works out far better in most all scenarios than emotion based reactions. One’s life is largely based on the actions and decisions they make, not the actions of others as some would have you believe. When someone is constantly told they are a victim or somehow oppressed, they begin to feel powerless and fall in to a toxic cycle of not trying, or ignoring opportunities to better their lot in life. Being proactive is taking back the power, coming to the realization that being able to choose how to respond to things out of your control is the ultimate power, and that is what leads to a positive and happy life.