“Your life did not just happen. You experience life exactly as you have fashioned it. If you are unhappy with where you are, you can deconstruct the parts you don’t like and build them up again.” -Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D
I find this quote by Dr. Rao incredibly inspirational because it reminds and empowers us to take charge of our lives. Each of us has actively contributed to our own states of happiness, which means that you can bask in your awesomeness for living the life you have created. Conversely, you can look inward to determine the steps you want to take to have a more satisfying existence. You might try to understand your emotions, reactions, and patterns of relationships or you might venture into new land to broaden your experiences and open yourself up to new opportunities. This quote reminds us that the first movement toward happiness requires you.