By Gordon Bryan
the happiest person you know? Not the happiest person you know *of*, but the
happiest person you actually *know*?
Maybe someone you work
with…? Maybe a friend…? Maybe a member of your family…? Maybe the hot
dog seller on the corner…?
Do they enjoy what they do? Now, obviously
I can't know who you're thinking of, but I *can* tell you whether or not they
enjoy what they do. (Ok, here's a clue, the answer begins with `Y' and ends
They enjoy what they do, they do it for a reason,
it is either on a path towards a goal, or it was the goal and they worked
hard for it.
Maybe the hot dog seller used to be a high flyer in the
world of finance, but could no longer stomach the stress and the
power politics. Maybe now he's his own boss, and instead of spending every
weekend flapping over computer reports, he spends them fishing in the
They enjoy the present and plan for tomorrow.
pay me a hundred grand to write a newsletter about widgets, but I wouldn't
enjoy it. I'd get stressed, maybe even an ulcer, who knows? Leave it to
the widget lovers.
But my newsletter about self-improvement, goal
achievement and wealth creation? I LOVE writing it!
I love the fact
that I can work for myself, helping others to make their lives more free and
powerful. It doesn't earn me a hundred grand, but that isn't the point here –
or more accurately, it's precisely the point!
It makes me
In fact, probably the happiest time of my life was when I was
earning the least, as a newcomer in the entertainment industry, where
the money would certainly be described as `poor'!
clicked inside me though, and I knew I was following my passion. I felt
like I was enjoying the deep end, rather than just paddling at the shallow
end of life's pool.
So there we are! Don't do what you do just for
money. Whatever the elusive `meaning of life' may be, it surely isn't
1 simple key to happiness? Do what you enjoy, and enjoy what you
21 Life Changing Questions You Can't Afford to Not Ask
Imagine what you want most in life right now. Dream BIG. Think
of what your ideal life would look like. See all the tiny details. You
have no limitations. You can have exactly what you want.
You Can Choose: Is Today Going to be a Good Day or Bad Day?
Every day you have a choice: Will it be a good day or a bad one? It really IS up to you. You can't control the external circumstances of your life
but you can control your response to them.
Optimism: How to Avoid Negative Thinking
Have you ever wondered why some people feel down and defeated when faced with difficult situations, while others feel challenged and hopeful? Or why some people get all worked up and angry over small inconveniences and disagreements, while others respond more positively?