Finding Happiness

finding happinessFinding true happiness should be everybody’s goal because if you do find happiness and you’ll likely find success.

Not just the pursuit of happiness but actually finding happiness in whatever forms that suit you. Grab what happiness you make for yourself and others and don’t ever give up the attempt at being happy.

Being happy is not a bad ambition for anybody given that few of us have that as a birthright. But where do you start and how do you get to that desirable state.

You will need some help, we all do I believe ,unless you were born blessed with a saintly nature and a beautiful outlook on life despite whatever circumstances you find yourself in.

However how to find happiness will prove to be a hard journey for you and will need to be very determined to get to your distant place.

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.

Dalai Lama

Finding happiness in life along with success can be difficult for many reasons.

Not the least the feeling of an innate sense of failure, disappointment, timidity, fearfulness, lack of vision, lack of trust in your own intelligence, lack of direction – the list goes on.

There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.

John Bunyan – Pilgrims Progress

All those very negative and depressing feelings and emotions can discourage you from trying to find happiness in your life. Not only for yourself but for those close to you as well.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

You need to learn to forgive your own shortcomings as well as those in others. If you can do that then I believe you are a long way forward in finding happiness for yourself.

We all have ambitions and desires but we don’t all try to realise them -unfortunately for us and the world. You really have to try to make some effort if you’re really looking to change things for the better.

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

It’s far too easy for you to say that can’t change things for the better given your background and current circumstances.

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

– Les Brown

Maybe that’s the easy way out for you, as you don’t want the anguish or the pain of being outside your comfort zone.

How to pull yourself out of the mental trap is a trick you,ll need to learn if you really want to be finding happiness in this life.

The following advice and tips might help you some way to doing that.

 How to find happiness in yourself

Here’s ten tips for being happy – they are not in any order of priority neither are they the ten commandments but you could try to adopt them as a guide to happiness. Even taking some on board might help you in finding happiness within yourself.

Understand the past then leave it behind you

Don’t’ procrastinate

Set reachable goals

Never stop learning

See the cup as half full – be positive

Don’t let negativity defeat you or divert you from your goals

Give rather than take

Be honest with yourself and others

Share your happiness

Read Happy Quotes!

Taking the last item above, you can take the view that quotes about happiness are mere words and aren’t enough to set you out on your aim to finding happiness.

I challenge that point view and so should you.

Remember that people’s reaction to mere words has brought about great historical events both good and bad. Look at the effect in the world of the written word in the major religions, the Christian Bible, the Muslim Koran and the Jewish Torah.

Are these books merely all words out with the real world – I don’t think so, do you?

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or evil.

Buddha

The consequences of the historical actions by folk who practiced these religious creeds affect us today, as does the ongoing interaction of today’s practitioners.

Plenty of knowledgeable people have a lot to say on this subject which is beyond the scope of my little rant here.

So inspirational words inspire and create events that have direct effects – for good and for bad – on people’s lives across the planet.

Maybe comparing a few happiness quotes to the ground-shaking power of the great written religious tomes is maybe laughable.

But that comparison is not my intention here. We need to work at our own level and ability in anything we do if we are to do it right.

But maybe not that much as we’re looking only at our own personal attempts at searching for happiness and perhaps these happy quotes might be sufficient to start the quest at the very least.

Worth a try anyway and will only cost you some little time and effort on your part. Fill your life with as much as you can cope with. If you can within you means, try out those things you always wanted to have a go at.

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

If more of us reach a state of finding true happiness then there must surely be a collective benefit for us as well. The individual gain will allow us all to enjoy easy relationships together based on giving and understanding.

 “Happy together” –  says the Turtles song from the sixties.

Let being happy be more than a sentimental lyric from a popular song by building your relationships with others in an open, friendly and compassionate manner.

To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.

Lord Byron

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

Finding inner happiness? – you can start right now, do it today, read the quotes and learn from them something meaningful to you. Find your own little treasures and let them be the foundations for a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.

Buddha

This mindset might prove one of the better ways to finding happiness.

JC