In the workshops I do, whether we are discussing a life well-lived, a job well-done, a great relationship, a corporate culture, or a well-executed strategy, when we ask what is the essence of what we truly want, the answer is always happiness. Corporate leaders, blue collar workers, moms and dads, sixth graders, teens, seniors, spiritual advisors all want to be happy. “The pursuit of happiness,” is listed in the United States Declaration of Independence among the unalienable and sovereign rights of man. The Dalai Lama teaches that the purpose of life is happiness.
To me, there are two kinds of happiness – emotional happiness and true happiness. Emotional happiness is momentary. Fleeting. It doesn’t last and attachment to emotional happiness eventually results in its opposite—sadness. True happiness, on the other hand, just is. It remains steadfast no matter what happens. We all have the ability to choose and experience true happiness – every day – at work and in life.
The current theme of my Daily Inspiration Thoughts of the Day is Happiness. There are three posts a day offering guidance on how to transform negative thinking and focus on what you want to achieve happiness. Follow or visit Managing Thought on Twitter to receive them as they post or come back to this blog daily and view the Daily Inspiration on Twitter feed in the right-hand menu bar.
For my Forward ThinkingTM Reminder on happiness, click here to listen to audio, download a PDF or read online or click here to read a blog post on the topic.
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