Secrets to finding happiness
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
What is happiness? Where do you find it?
Building a business can do a lot to anyone. It could be run unsatisfied, greedily, or happily. But what most people want, is to be happy. So how do you stay happy while running or building a business?
First of all, what does happiness mean? To be more specific, what is the meaning of happy? The definition of happy is feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
Happiness is a feeling. It's a feeling that comes and goes. However, there is something else in the definition. The word is contentment. What does contentment mean? Contentment means a state of happiness and satisfaction.
We're getting deeper.
If happiness is a feeling, and contentment is a state, contentment is better. Why? Contentment has a longer duration. It's a state. You can be contented. Satisfied.
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was right. Happiness is a state of mind; or to be more specific, contentment is.
What is the secret to happiness then? Being satisfied. Even though we should always be progressing for improvement, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't be already happy.
If you're not satisfied, then there is something wrong. Either you feel a need for more or there is a need you need to be addressed. The definition of the word satisfaction means fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this.
Whether it's brand awareness or customers for the business, sometimes the need gets in the way of happiness. This means you are not satisfied.
If you need more help to get more customers, get it, but first, learn how to be content. Then, you know for sure that your happiness is not based on material things, but on contentment alone.