How to Win the Pursuit of Happiness

Foundation stones for a joyful life

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Happiness can’t be your primary goal.

The pursuit of happiness is elusive.

If you don’t define what happiness means for you, then you’ll be like a donkey chasing a dangling carrot. You might get a bite now and then, but the dangler will move it further away so you have to work harder for the next bite.

You can chase happiness by faking it.

What makes you happy is…

How to Create Your Own Happiness No Matter What Life Hands You

First, get to know yourself.

What makes you tick? Can you tell someone in 30 seconds? What drives you to do what you do? Find out and you’ll have your key to happiness.

Explore what fits.

Learn the options for using what you know. Explore them. Test them. Combine elements from your different interests to create a new path.

Commit to something wholeheartedly.

When your work reaches readers, they tell you whether it’s good or bad. Love your work all you want. But if readers don’t, you won’t make money.

Peace of mind is priceless.

Peace of mind is priceless because it lets you sleep through storms. When you have no inner turmoil inside, you’re able to deal with the crazy stuff going on outside.

Happiness comes after a struggle.

Trade anger for laughter.

Make someone else happy.

When you share your joy, it will come back to you.

What are you committed to?

What if the commitment is happiness?

Happiness is both a feeling and a commitment.

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