“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”- John Stuart
“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be happy.”- John Stuart
Happiness is not what you get from people, it is what you give to people.
You can find your own happiness within yourself. It comes from how you feel about yourself. You cannot be happy if you feel really bad about your life.
“Happiness is not what you get from people, it is what you give to people.”
To sustain the happiness within you, you must take action. You must hold yourself accountable for your own happiness. You must not wait for people to make you happy. You must act now by doing the following every day:
Focus on what is important to you. It does not matter what it is that is important to you, focus on doing it. Don’t engage yourself in a rat race. Focus on the things that can change your life. The more you focus on what is important to you, the better you will feel about yourself and your life.
As John Dewey once said, “To find out what we are fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”
Expect change every day. The first step to a better and happier life is to expect and embrace change in your life. Whether you know it or not, we are changing every day. Do not resist change, embrace it. Instead of trying to resist change, find a way to understand it, and how to cope with it. That is the only way to a better life.
Focus on the good things that are happening around you. A lot of people are not happy today because they focus on the bad things that are happening around them. If you want to be happy, focus on what is positive in your life, in your work, in your relationships, and ignore what is not working. Focusing on what is not working will make feel bad about your life. If you focus on negative things, you will continue to bring in negative things into your life. To be super happy, focus on light, not darkness.
Always make yourself and other people happy. Give people a beautiful smile. Don’t frown your face all the time. If you do, people will not want anything to do with you. Make people laugh. Make them happy. Help them find the happiness within them, and they will help you find yours.