All our actions should be directed toward achieving happiness. My personal belief is that God put us on earth to have joy. What makes you joyful and happy? Riches beyond imagination? Cars, home, or job of your dreams? Abe Lincoln once said “most folks are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.”
Happiness is a state of mind, and the human mind is the most powerful tool in the universe. You control your universe! You are able to steer your mind in different directions, following the map to happiness. Truly happy people don’t live for the fleeting moment of bliss. They are content and bounce back from difficult times. Happiness is their powerful and addictive narcotic.
It’s a proven medical fact that heart disease, ulcers, headaches and mental health issues are linked to excessive stress. Reducing stress, improving quality of life, and increasing happiness may just save your life!
In a recent study by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, people who were 100 or older all shared similar personality traits. They were all outgoing, positive-minded, disciplined, conscientious, emotionally stable, easy going, and full of laughter! Business Lecturer and Author Harvey Mackay states “we each are responsible for our own happiness, and happiness breeds successful minds. The only thing that can make you happy is you!”