When I was growing up, I looked around myself and realized that of everyone I knew, I was the most inquisitive. I always asked questions (stupid, at most times) and wondered how things worked. I had my fair-share of failures, of sadness – still do. On the other hand, my closest cousin just rolls along in life, with a happy-go-lucky attitude and not a care in the world. It is difficult to quantify who has been happiest for longest – me or him.
So I won’t.
Instead, I will defy the most vulnerable of human emotions – happiness, and tell you that our pursuits for happiness are born out of need for it, and not the want itself.
Let me ask you this:
Do you want to be happy? (100% will say yes)
Do you need to be happy? (50% will look at this question and wonder if I am out of my mind. The other 50% will introspect)
This article will contain excerpts from the free book that I have compiled recently. It contains a 7-day action plan to be happy, though let me assure you, there are no guarantees. More on that later.
It is my opinion that most of us have potential far beyond our imagination. The genius that was Einstein said that we use mere 10% of our brain capacity, and he was a genius! We spend most of our lives trying to be happy, wanting to be happy. Whereas it is our needs that ultimately drive us, not wants. If you want something, you can only want it for some time. But if you need something, you will work for it all your life; like in case of food, shelter and clothes – basic human necessities.
All things considered, there are few consistencies in our otherwise dynamic life – we eat, we sleep, we breathe, we make mistakes, we are happy, and we are sad. Most things are periodic in nature, and one action always has an effect on another. Just like we need to sleep and eat, we also need to be happy.
Well, happiness is a necessity too. It drives our life forward, gives us a reason to wake up in the morning, and provides us with a valuable night’s sleep.
What This Book Can Do For You?
I am still divided on whether what I offer to you is a book, a guide or tips. Tell you what, don’t use this book as tips, because its easy to look away from tips – no accountability.
Don’t call it a book either, for that suggests a tome that is more difficult to understand than it is to read.
Instead, lets call this a guide.
This guide is not a 7-day challenge; it is a 7-day journey that aims to add an extra helping of love and zest in your life.
Explained in a succinct fashion, this guide will challenge you, push you out of your comfort zone and force you to introspect into your life. It will leave you happier than when you pick it up.
Is That a Guarantee?
No, sorry, it isn’t. I am not a psychologist, and I cannot guarantee your absolute happiness. However, this guide will show you the right path. The intensity with which you follow it will determine the distance you cover, and the length of curve of your smile.
However, this step-by-step guide is unfortunately not the Holy Grail. There isn’t one, and there never will be. Pursuit of happiness, born singularly out of the need for it, is a journey that you have to take more than once in your life.
So How Much Should I Pay?
Nothing. I just want you to spread the message, for two reasons:
- This week’s challenge organized by weblogbetter and trafficgenerationcafe involves securing as may page views as possible. So farther your message goes, better are my chances to win this week two.
- Secondly, and more importantly, I genuinely want people to be happy. I genuinely want them – I want you – to chase your dreams, whatever that may be. In the process, be happy, not just for a few hours or a day, but for as long as possible. So again, the farther this message goes, the better I will feel. Think about it, you might be doing others a favor by sharing.
In case you don’t use any social media – just bring up this guide at your next council meeting! Kidding, just leave a comment and let me know.
Also, if anyone thinks that free = rubbish, just contact me. I’d be happy to charge you $9.95, which I think is an optimum value for this guide!
So here is how you get this guide (Click on this link below and tweet/like the post on Facebook. You will be automatically directed towards a link for downloading this Guide) :
Any feedback on this post or the guide will be appreciated. Please leave a comment and I would happily reply.