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Is your client waiting for a particular goal or person to bring a greater sense of fulfillment?
Even if they consider themself to be a basically happy person, they may be convinced they cant really be satisfied until a particular wish comes true. Many people seem to be caught on an endless treadmill of Ill be happy when... Check some of these hopes and wishes on this list:
Ill be happy when...
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After years of delayed fulfillment, Ill be happy when... becomes nostalgic I was happy when... Or fulfillment seems to be just over the next hill. This might not be so bad if, once over the hill, your client could enjoy him or herself. Instead, yet another hill looms on the horizon, and lasting satisfaction remains elusive. Remind your client that when their energy is tied up in hoping, worrying, or regretting, they give up their vitality and the power to make their dreams come true. Choosing to be satisfied doesnt mean settling for less. Rather, by choosing satisfaction your client will have more energy and enthusiasm for their goals and challenges.
Instead of resisting the circumstances of life, your client should learn to appreciate themself and what they already have. This can be the strongest starting point for growth and improvement. Your client may still be secretly wishing that a Sugar Daddy, Earth Mother, or Prince Charming will somehow come to their rescue. They may be waiting for someone else to make them happy and resenting that no one does.
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