Happiness cannot be achieved if you bypass the FIRST LAW! The first law goes like this...
LAW 1: "THERE IS NO WAY TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS WITHOUT FIRST TAKING THE TIME TO DEFINE IT FOR YOURSELF"
So many times people tell me they are not happy. When they tell me they are unhappy, the first question I ask is, "Well what makes you happy?" Strange enough, they usually have trouble giving me THEIR definition of happiness. So I decided to try the exercise myself....WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY? Funny enough, I found myself having the same problem they were having. WHAT???? Then I asked, "How on earth will I ever know when I am happy?" Really?
When I feel happy, is that based on what SHOULD make people happy, or am I truly happy? The first law of happiness has really helped me and I am very glad I took the time to address it. I realize the easiest thing to do is keep the people in my life, and do the things that fit MY definition of happiness. IT WORKS!
Is this the century old cure to end all sadness, depression, anger, and bad days, absolutely not. However, I will tell you this, the more you hang around things that fit your definition, the better odds you have in Achieving Your Own Happiness...Try it.....Let me know!