Hi Bob Fake Name,
I do believe there is a key, several keys actually, to happiness and none of them have to do with psycho-babble or cutesey fakeness. The real keys lie in not postponing your own goals and dreams in order to make everyone else happy first. I interviewed over 100 people for my book and every single one of them was waiting for happiness to come at some future date when "my kids are happy, when my significent other is more loving, when I'm free to do what I want, etc., etc.," the list goes on and on. Not one was doing what they really wanted to do in their own lives.
Michelle Obama said it best when she said that we need to make ourselves happy first before we even attempt to make others happy.
Cute puppies, flowers, and even mind-blowing sex are all wonderful but they don't make you happy. Living life on your own terms does.
Kristen Houghton, author
And THEN I'll Be Happy!: Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness and Put Your Own Life First
Recent discussions in the Self-help forum (421 discussions)
|What is the best new Self Helf book you have read?||196||May 21, 2016|
|Are there any self help books not containing religion?||101||May 21, 2016|
|Adults sleep better with a pacifier...any comments?||13||Apr 17, 2016|
|Why is the God of the Bible so angry? Also - Adam and Eve... come on?||8606||Nov 19, 2015|
|Best book on manifesting?||12||Sep 13, 2015|
|Is there a Key to Happiness?||1324||Jun 18, 2015|
|My Philosophy of Life||2||Mar 18, 2015|
|Can we really predict future based on past ?||1||Mar 18, 2015|
|Information that's not widely available||1||Mar 18, 2015|
|If Bible-god hates Gays so much, why does he||452||Mar 18, 2015|
|Why is it so difficult attempting to live one's dream?||7||Oct 17, 2014|
|Source of Happiness - Your own heart OR External People (lifeconcepts.info)||0||Oct 16, 2014|