Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry

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On a quest to be truly happy? Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of America’s best known faith voices, is sharing his

personal formula.

On a Tuesday episode of The Steve Harvey Show, the 57-year-old Dallas preacher shared 5 simple steps

to happiness.

1. Own Your Own Happiness

“Your kids are not gonna make you happy. Your spouse is not gonna make you happy. Your big

house is not gonna make you happy. Own your own happiness and be responsible for doing those

things that bring joy into your own heart.”

2. Challenge Your Own Story

“People torment themselves by how they see their life. They’ve told themselves a story as if it were

‘the’ truth, when it is really a perspective truth. And sometimes you’ve narrated a story that you

beat yourself to death with. Challenge your own story. Change the way you talk to yourself about

who you are and what happened to you, and what you’re gonna do in your life.”

3. Enjoy the Journey, Not the Destination

“A lot of us delay our happiness [and say] ‘When I get to this level, when I get the degree, when I

get the kids, when I get married, I’m gonna be happy.’ Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the whole step, the

whole process.”

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