Sometimes we all need a gentle reminder that the most important thing is to be happy. Happiness is something that we all seek. Every goal we set, every achievement we pursue, every relationship we engage in, and every journey we embark on is really just an attempt to feel happiness. Here are some happiness quotes that we compiled to brighten up your day.
1. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Success is not only the result of what we are actually doing. But it is also the result of how we are doing. The state of doing is very important. The state of our mind is very important. But what we all generally think about success is that it is just the result of doing something. For many of us the general definition of success is that it is the end-result of doing something. Effort and outcome, hard-work and success do not necessarily bear only a linear relationship. Doing and hard-work is a necessary thing but not the “only thing”. Something ‘more’ is also needed.
2. It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.
People who enjoy what they do are far more productive than those who do not have passion for their work. Have you ever been so engrossed in what you are doing that when you look up, you discover hours have passed in what seems like minutes? Such joyful immersion is key to productivity.
3. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.
It’s not about having EVERYTHING – love, money, career etc., all going well simultaneously necessarily – it’s about making the best out of what you have, and what is going well in your life, to balance out what may not be going so well.
4. Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
So are you happy? But the real question is do you truly desire, want and more importantly, choose to be happy? Most people don’t. They think that if they automatically respond to others in a happy way they are happy; and although a little bit of happiness does come from this, long term long lasting happiness always comes from making a conscious choice every single day or at least, constantly and consistently in our lives…this is the only security to being and having a truly happy life.
5. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Don’t just sit around waiting today for happiness to come to you. Do something that makes you happy. We have the power to choose every day to bring a little more happiness into our lives. It’s so easy to depend on others for our happiness but actually our happiness comes entirely from within. How we feel is so connected to how we think and what we do and we just need to learn how to react to the people around us in a way that makes us happy.
6. Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Happiness is a decision. If you can choose to be happy, you can be happy right now. If you set conditions to be happy, they will never get fulfill. Even if you met conditions, your happiness would not last as conditions keep changing.