Thursday, 26 April 2012
If happiness is the meaning and purpose of life as the great philosopher Aristotle supposed, then we must be happy for all that comes into our life, for even misfortune blesses us if it builds our character and strengthens our faith in pursuing that which is good and noble. Motivational speakers will tell you there are a number of good habits that you can implement to aid in your pursuit of happiness. Start by establishing new habits and then expanding the number to even more. These successful habits might include: Learn to manage your time and not waste it. Be curious and have a desire to always be learning. Practice self-discipline because your motivation and work ethic depend upon it. Always follow through and complete what you start. Be of service to others. Do the right thing; show your integrity. Keep your word. Cultivate a sense of enthusiasm and joy, then notice how you are suddenly attracting exactly the kind of people —helpers, mentors, investors, and guides — you need for happiness and the size of your happiness depends on the depth of your desire. Your ideas are like diamonds.. .without the refining process, they are just dirty rocks, but by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless. One way to spread happiness is to keep your promises. Just as you see someone who is faithful to his word as trustworthy, so your friends, family, and business colleagues will also trust you when you hold to the truth. In this age of spin, when facts get altered in ways to deliberately mislead people and to further ideological agendas, let your truth be absolute. It isn't always easy to align your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and spoken words so that no one questions your truthfulness or integrity. Gandhi used truth as his nonviolent weapon against adversaries. No one questioned his truthfulness or whether he could keep his promises to others. Imagine the happiness of millions of Indians when his Quit India movement secured their freedom from the British. Courage is facing your fears, Stupidity is fearing nothing at all. Happiness is nothing but winning, winning is not a "sometime"thing. You don't win once in a awhile, you don't do things right once in awhile, you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit, unfortunately, so is losing.