Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Choose Happiness

February 24, 2011

A common theme lately in my practice has been that of choosing happiness.  We stumble around and search and strive for that which will make us happy thinking, “I will be happy when…” or “I would truly be happy if…”  The illusion that success will bring happiness traps us in a state of perpetually waiting for it to happen.  The real secret is that happiness brings success, not the other way around.  Choose happiness – no matter what.

Some people stumble through life trying to find the way to happiness, they don’t understand the way IS happiness.

Wayne Dyer

The Happiness Secret

August 6, 2009

Many people go through life constantly searching for the way to happiness.  They don’t seem to understand that the way IS happiness.  If you want to be a productive and successful person, work on your happiness.  I read an article this week by Arthur C. Brooks who said, “Happy people show up for work more, work longer hours, work more joyfully, and are happier with every aspect of their productive lives.  Happiness is the secret to success.”  That’s the secret folks – happiness brings success, not the other way around.

 Charity brings happiness, and happiness brings success.

– Arthur C. Brooks

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Five Key Relationships

March 19, 2008

I’ve been thinking a lot about our key relationships as I prepare for our couples retreat this weekend.  Obviously we are emphasizing the relationship with a spouse for this event, but there are five key relationships in our life – they are: 

  1. Your Relationship With Your Creator
  2. Your Relationship With Yourself
  3. Your Relationship With Your Family
    1. Spouse
    2. Children
    3. Extended Family
  4. Your Relationship With Other People
  5. Your Relationship With Things 

I have found that the happiest people I know have these relationships prioritized and in this order.  Getting them out of order tends to throw things out of whack.  Get them lined up and start realizing the happiness you were meant to enjoy.