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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

Happiness Hack #45 – Happiness Includes Sadness

Happiness includes sadness. Happiness is not about avoiding unhappiness. It is about experiencing the full range of emotions and being able to still feel good about the present and the immediate future. As we try to advance and grow as humans, we try to make our lives as simple and comfortable as we can. We don’t want to be too cold, so we build heaters in our houses. We don’t want to get too hot, so we add air conditioners and fans. We don’t want to be hungry, so we build farms, systems, and industries to ensure we never lack food. This drive to become more comfortable encompasses our emotions as well. Just as we don’t want to feel cold, we don’t want to feel sad, or scared, or rejected. So we invent all kinds of ways not to feel those negative emotions. We even go so far as to try to hide them or dampen them with drugs, alcohol, or food. The problem is, when we dampen the negative emotions, we also dampen the good emotions. Just as feeling comfortable at 72 degrees is hard to appreciate if you have never been freezing cold, feeling happy is much harder to recognize and appreciate if you have never felt sad. Happiness comes from experiencing life and emotion, not from avoiding it.

Embrace and feel all of your emotions, including sadness. Feeling deeply helps us feel alive and involved in life. Experience sadness and you will be happier.

 

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Happiness Hack #42 – Being Happy Includes Being Unhappy

Happiness is not all cotton candy and rainbows. For most people happiness is contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction. It is a belief that you can be the “real you” and life will still turn out great. But for life to be great we have to experience all of our emotions and persevere through all the ups and downs. We have to be authentic in who we are and how we feel. Bad things happen and we feel sad. We see injustices that make us angry. We can be frustrated, or scared, or disgusted. Being authentic means experiencing all of our emotions with an internal understanding that “This too shall pass” and overall we will find happiness and joy in our lives. So don’t worry if you are not constantly happy. Authentically experience all of your emotions in life. Find joy in just being you and remaining confident that happiness can always be a part of your life even while the other emotions come and go as part of the smorgasbord of life.

Live and feel and be the “real you” and you will be happier.

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

Happiness Hack #41 – Schedule Happiness Check-Ups

How often do you stop and ask yourself if you are really doing the things in life that will make you happy? Just like we need physical check-ups, we need happiness check-ups. Schedule time to stop and reflect on your life and actions. Evaluate whether your actions are leading you to happiness and success or whether you are just bouncing through life, missing your opportunities to be happy. So on your birthday, stop and think about whether you are choosing happiness and taking daily actions that will make you happier.   On Valentines’ Day, stop and reflect on whether you are nurturing your most important relationships and giving authentically of yourself. Around Christmas, stop and ponder whether you are clear on your Higher Purpose and how you can make a difference in someone else’s life. On New Year’s, stop and ask yourself if you are taking actions that only bring you instant pleasure and temporary happiness, or are you doing the things that will bring contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction, the ingredients for lasting happiness?

 

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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