There are countless opportunities for us to be happy, but we often pass them by without realizing it’s what we’ve been waiting for all along. If you find it hard to spot these opportunities, here are 5 questions that will help you recognize the signs to see if your are happy or not.
1. What do I have in my life that I am truly thankful for?
We’ve all got a lot to be thankful for. But most of us take these for granted. For example, just the fact that we are breathing and alive right now is going to go unnoticed by most of us. But when we fall ill, or worse, when we’re on our deathbeds, only then do we realize how important each breath was.
2. Am I spending my time with the right kind of people?
There’s an old saying that goes, tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. Take a look around you. Are you surrounded by the right kind of people? Do they make you happy? Or are they dragging you down into a downward spiral?
You can also extend this question to your professional life by the way. Am I spending my time with the right customers, the right partners and the right suppliers for instance. Are you?
3. How much money do I really need?
Money is important, but not that important. Sure, when you have loads of money, it’s easier to buy the things that can make you happy. But did you know, that having money doesn’t automatically translate to happiness? There are a lot of unhappy, but extremely wealthy people out there.
And I can relate to that myself. I had much more money when I was working at ABN Amro until 2011, but since I left, I am much happier although there are months that I have less money then at that time. But I do not care….
4. What am I doing to make the world a better place?
Paying it forward is a great concept that every person on this planet should practice daily. Make it your legacy to leave the world a better place than when you found it. Do whatever it takes to make a difference in someone else’s life. Trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot better about yourself at the end of the day.
What about me? I am trying to help as many people as possible to make an honest living, doing the things they are good at and that they enjoy. That is why I write books that my customers can use as practical tools to do just that.
5. Am I living the life I want to live?
Ah, the million dollar question. Are you truly living the life you want for yourself? Or are you living it because that’s what others expect you to do? Only you know the answer to that. If you truly want to find happiness, you need to love what you’re doing and live the life you want.
And me? Well, I actually am a happy person both professionally and personally! I love doing what I do proessionally and I married on the 22nd of 2019 as you can see in this picture with a woman I know since I was 18 years old. And it is one of the best decisions I have made in my whole life.
Well, that was it for today. if you want to make sure not to miss any personal stories, tips & tricks on how you can help yourself to be a happy person and lead a balanced life, then bookmark these blogs, contact me here or call me on 06-34387806.
Tony de Bree