Happiness in Success

Happiness in Success

Happiness is not the result of success – it is the fuel of success. And happiness comes from the beliefs we have about what it takes to be happy. For example, if you believe that you need a big house, a fast car and children to be happy, but you have none of these then you will be unhappy.

However, you may have an average house, with an average car and are single, which could be the ideal that someone else has as there belief about what it takes to be happy. This means that one man’s paradise is another man’s purgatory – it’s all in the beliefs.

It seems to me that there are more books on success than any other subject. We are all seeking it in one form or another, regardless of the language we use to define it. There are courses, seminars, books, CDs, DVDs, novels and movies about success. But what is success? In reality it can mean virtually anything you want it to mean. For some people it is all about money and wealth, for others it is about family and relationships, for others it is about career and achievement. Whatever your concept of success is, I would suggest that you should set goals in all these areas.

Whatever definition you choose is not really important so long as it is well balanced, ethical and ultimately for the greater good. Whatever your reasons for your definition, be sure that it sits well with your sense of personal justice.

It is vitally important to ensure that you choose a version of success that will raise your life and move you in the direction you desire.

One of the key factors in defining what success is, is to look at why we seek success. Why is often a lot easier to define than to define what it is. When you ask people why they want success they will invariably come up with a relatively non-specific answer initially, but if you then ask why they want that and keep going, you will eventually reach the same answer from everyone.

The specific words may very, but the meaning is always the same. The answer is always ‘happiness’ or something with a similar meaning such as fun, enjoyment, fulfilment.

Once this is understood, it can be clearly seen that true happiness comes from a rounded life that includes multiple areas, not just money or health.

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