Best kept secrets means nothing more than taking a practical approach. The day you become practical and come out of “Why only me?”, you will always be happy…wait…you will be satisfied and happy. As, someone once wisely said, “Happiness is short lived; but lessons and strength are for life.”We couldn’t agree more.Here are some best kept secrets of happy people you might want to understand.
1. They aren’t mere dreamers
If you have a dream, you have a responsibility to yourself to make it come true because if you don’t, you’re just a dreamer” says, Marco Pierre White, British celebrity chef. The day you start working hard towards your dream you will, by default, be happy. This is a standard trait of all achievers.Mistakes do happen and they are wise enough to learn and grow.So,now it’s for you to decide whether you just want to be a dreamer or achieve your dream with responsibility.
2. They look at the bigger perspective
You need to always look at the greater and bigger side of any situation rather than worrying about petite issues which only blur your vision. It is easy to get swayed with small issues and tangle yourself with them but it takes a lot of control to not to do so. And, it’s good to remember one thing, life is all about control. You need to stop bothering yourself with small things if you “need” to achieve great things.
3. They don’t expect
How many times have we heard and read that expectations lead to failure? Many a time! You have a lot of things to do in life, keep your focus and don’t fall into the trap of the vicious circle of expectations. Wait, it does not mean that you don’t expect at all. Expect with a reason and logic. Do this and you will do great and feel relieved.
4. They ask themselves a question.
It is important for one to question himself/herself. Questioning yourself always gives you a clear vision and helps you reason your path. And before you pursue what you love to do, ask yourself a question, “Can I pursue this till the end?”.It’s important to understand what he/she really wants in life before taking any actions leading to their goals.
5. They never pursue happiness.
“If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you.”
– Peter Deunov
These quotes might seem impractical and just philosophical but they aren’t. Happiness comes in a lot of ways. By that we mean, happiness comes from your actions. So isn’t it wise to understand our actions that lead to happiness instead of just pursuing happiness?
6. They never play the blame game
Great leaders are a perfect example for this. Problems are a part of every person’s life. But it’s about how we deal with them that sets us apart from the rest of the world and makes us great leaders. Leaders understand the problem and the team and come up with a quick fix instead of pointing fingers at the person responsible. The one trait that makes him/her happier than the rest and a better leader of course!
You are responsible for everything that happens to you, including your happiness!
Here’s a short Limerick for you from Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.