Being happy is an emotional state of no anxiety or fear1.
Happiness itself is not a goal; it is the result of making other choices. Pursuing happiness directly will not result in happiness, only sadness.
Happiness comes from:
Your time-focus impacts your happiness. Focusing on the present allows you to appreciate what you currently have and lets you enjoy life. Focusing on the future allows you to plan for that future and ensure you spend your life doing something that will leave you truly fulfilled.
Examples of people doing good things:
- ‘Why Am I Not Rich & Famous?’ the Delusion of Our
Times by Darious Foroux
Once we let go of outcomes, we can look inward and focus on the things that truly matter: To become a good person with values, who has character, and is good at what they do.
That’s the biggest reward in life. And it’s 100% in your own hands.
- Ludacris On Karma’s World Staying Positive, and Why Fast & Furious Doesn’t Have to End, Fatherly (Archive)
- Are you present-focused or future-focused?, Derek Sivers