Happiness seems to elude most people today. It’s the one thing that people truly want but can never seem to attain. You may feel the same way. You may feel that you are always searching to acquire happiness but it ends up being that there is no gold at the end of the rainbow.
Why is happiness so hard to find? True happiness, not superficial or short-term happiness, but the happiness that goes so far inside of you that it becomes a part of who you are.
One of the main reasons this is because most people are trying to be happy according to what they see on T.V. or by how they see other people being happy. It’s so much about trying to be like someone else because they have the appearance of happiness in their life.
If you are trying to obtain happiness this way, you will never get it. Happiness can’t be found in what other people are doing. It can only be found by discovering who you really are and what your passions are in life. Alfred Lord Tennyson explains it like this, ‘The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.’
If you can master your passions you can master happiness. So the question shouldn’t be about how you can become happier but instead, ask yourself what your true passions are. If you think about it, most of the reasons why you are unhappy are because you are doing things that you hate. How can you ever be happy living a life where the vast majority of the things you do are the things that you dread?
Find out what you are passionate about. Once you have at least one thing that you are passionate about, dedicate at least one hour a week to doing that one thing. If you have more time to give to it then give more. As you develop in your passion you will begin to find that inner happiness which isn’t dictated by what other people have or do.
Find your passion – find your happiness.
By Jason Osborn