What Is Happiness, Anyway?

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Happiness is the feeling of being happy, joyful, content, or satisfied in life. Or at least, that’s the dictionary definition. It’s what everyone wants, and few people find. Some people spend their whole lives searching for it and never find it. Far more common, however, are the people who spend their days trudging through a mediocre life trying not to be miserable and dreaming of a happy life that seems impossible.

Are you one of them? Do you want to be happy but have written it off as impossible? Have you settled for a life that isn’t what you want but is “good enough” or the “best you can do?”

Do you feel constrained by forces beyond your control that keep you from doing what you really want with your life? Do you feel like nothing you could do would make a difference in your life?

You don’t have to do this to yourself. There’s no need to settle or give up on your dreams. The life you want isn’t impossible and telling yourself it is will only lead you down the path to misery. You have the power to control your life. You just have to seize it.

What is happiness? Happiness is living your best life. It’s working towards your dreams and goals. It’s taking control of your destiny and doing your best to make the things you want to happen come true. It’s having a positive outlook and not letting setbacks and obstacles stop you from reaching your goals.

Happiness is knowing what you want and going out to get it. Do you not know what you want from life? That can also be a problem holding you back. Set out to find it. You can figure it out.

Chances are good that you already know but aren’t ready to admit it yet. That could be for any number of reasons, usually because it makes you feel self-conscious, and you worry about how other people will react. You need to stop judging yourself and stop worrying about other people’s reactions if you want to find happiness.

It is possible to find happiness in life. No matter where you are or what your circumstances currently are, if you want to find happiness in life, you can. First, you have to believe that it’s possible. Then you need to go out and get it.

That’s it. That’s the secret. What are you waiting for?

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