Happiness Level Two – Achievement

Happiness Level Two is about ego satisfaction – the happiness that comes through achievement, respect, status, influence or any kind of personal success.  It is ego stimulated happiness and good, in and of itself.  God intends that we experience healthy self-worth and confidence in our unique talents and abilities.

Man exists as a unique and unrepeatable being; he exists as an “I” capable of self-understanding, self-possession, and self determination.
– Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, 131
PRAYER:  Lord, thank you for making me who I am, and placing me in the exact circumstance in which I was brought forth.  Thank you for the abilities you have given me and the successes I have experienced.
APPLICATION:  What are three successes I have achieved in my life that have given me self-confidence and happiness?
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