What does it take to lead a happy & fulfilling life?
It’s a question I’ve long pondered.
And if you’re reading this article, chances are you have too.
When you ask most people if they want to be happy the obvious answer is “yes, of course”
Yet studies show that only 1 in 3 Americans are actually happy.
Well, let me paint a picture for you.
You wake up with a million things to do.
Stress begins before you even get out of the door.
You spend your whole day trying to knock things off your to-do list while modern technology follows you around like a shadow.
New emails, phone calls, and appointments flood your inbox before you even have time to start working.
You end up never really doing anything you NEEDED to, and now your list is twice as long.
You start to feel overwhelmed, but you hide it from people. You don’t want to appear weak.
You can handle it, you say to yourself.
This is temporary, it will subside in a couple months. You can stick it out.
You start to set some goals, knock things off the list. Maybe stress subsides temporarily, but then a new obstacle hits you again.
It seems like that “happy & healthy” lifestyle you set out on is fleeting.
Does this sound familiar?
If it did you’re not alone.
This is why 66% of Americans are unhappy.
Before we talk about what happiness IS, let’s first define what happiness IS NOT.