A lot of people are in search of happiness. What is happiness? What does it look like? When you get there will you know it?
The old saying is: You reap what you sow. What I do in my daily agenda determines my level of my success and my happiness. And I do believe that I am happier when I am more successful. Why wouldn’t I be happier? If I am making progress towards my goals and in my life and career, I am happier.
The great Zig Ziglar said this: “If you help enough people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.”
So here are three things that I do daily to help people get what they want, which in turn helps me get what I want, and propels us all forward to being happier.
- Have a good thought: Years ago, I took a survey that was surveying my happiness. The survey wasn’t overly sophisticated, it was pretty simple actually. If you watched the news a certain amount of the time or talked about the news, it gave you a lower score, which in turn meant that you were less happy. Sure it was a subjective, but it is correct. I stopped watching the news. Bad weather, Bad politics, car crashes, murders, etc. What you think you will become. Someone once said don’t let your head or your stomach become a trash can. Meaning don’t put garbage in your head (read/watch/listen) or in your stomach (eat healthy). If you put bad news, negative thoughts, negative opinions in your head this is what you will think and it impacts your happiness.
- Say good words: The words you use for yourself and toward others determines your level of happiness. Look around. The people who don’t have anything good to say, typically have a certain level of unhappiness and contempt towards society or towards people in general. Say good things about yourself and about others. When you do these things it can only make you more positive and a happier person. Nobody wants to be around a negative person.
- Lastly, do something good for someone: Without a doubt. When you give to others, especially to people who can not do anything for you in return is one of the best ways to have happiness for yourself. Humans innately are empathetic beings. We want empathy from others when things aren’t going well in our own lives, which means we should give it to others when things aren’t going well for them. If you can do something good for someone daily or more often, your happiness will increase. It has been proven over and over again through research.
Take a look at this article here which describes some of the findings of one of the most in-depth studies of happiness that has ever been conducted.
To your success and your future. Be happy today.