Winning the Fight to Be Happy is a product of my realization that I was not alone in suffering anxiety, overthinking, self-hatred, and ultimately depression. I had
always thought that I was the “weird one,” that everyone around me was happy except myself — but I was wrong. Knowing this did not make me any happier, but it certainly motivated me to start writing.
This is also a book about the dangers of negative thinking. I have never met a happy person who had a negative perspective. Happy people think positively. For some, it is easy: they are born that way. For others – including myself and those reading this book – a positive perspective is something that has to be fought for and cultivated. That’s what I am here for.
One term that you will see over and over again in this book is “Tunnel Vision.” This term refers to the state of negativity that we find ourselves in, in which we see everything through our own limited and negative perspective. Unfortunately, because we are in a “tunnel,” we don’t see that there are alternatives, and we don’t even realize where we are. Getting you out of that tunnel is my job.
I have written this book in a holistic manner, by which I mean that all chapters are interrelated. While there is a progression, feel free to jump in anywhere – there’s no need to start at the beginning. Many of the same topics and strategies arise throughout, and you will be amazed at how simple solutions apply to a variety of problems. I also quote from people of wisdom, whose words have stood the test of time. Many of the quotes are from 2,000 years ago – proof that the path to happiness has not changed much over the years.