How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy: Be Generous

You’ll be much more happy in life if you’re generous. Give of your time, wisdom and resources to help others succeed and you’ll not only feel great about yourself but also create positive ripples in the world. Each day offers many opportunities to help others in some way. Give with no expectation of getting anything in return and no agenda to influence the other person in any way, just do something nice.

The Effect of Your Actions

I you’re genuinely happy in life you’ll tend to be aware of the effect of your actions, which means that you don’t go through life hurting people and doing things that are damaging or insensitive to others. You take the time to consciously treat people positively and compassionately. Each of your actions has an effect on how you experience life: If you do positive things, you’ll tend to get positive results; if you behave negatively, your life will follow that path. The good news is that you get to choose how you act.

The Real You

You can’t be happy in life if you don’t live it as the real you. Many people live their lives based on what they think others want them to do or because they settle for whatever comes their way. The key to living a genuinely happy life is to think and behave consciously: Do things that bring you joy and that reflect who you are deep inside and be the real you.

A World of Possibilities

Anytime you encounter a difficult to resolve situation in life you have two choices:

  1. Keep trying the same stuff that hasn’t worked in the past.
  2. Think in terms of new possibilities, what else you can do.

You don’t have to deal with every challenge with the same tools, you can try new and different approaches. Happy people understand that there will always be obstacles in life but that there are a many different ways to deal with any of them. What will you do to be open to a world of possibilities?