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The most important thing iv learnt about happiness is to realize you dont NEED anything to be happy!

As mentioned before babys when they are born are happy, they dont have any worries or have any shit to worry about, it all gets taken care of for them.

The problem is everyone gets told (or tells themselves) that you have all these things or conditions before they can be happy but this is not true.

"i wont be happy till i get that epic car"
"i wont be happy till i earn X amount of money"
"i wont be happy till i have a girlfriend/boyfriend"

ect.


Just take a moment to realize where you are now and realize the mirracle that we are all alive at this moment.
Being happy with whatever you have is genuine happiness.
These are much of how I see it.

You can be happy now. Endlessly. Remain happy.

Gratitude. Loving being alive. Grateful to be alive.

Fulfilled by being alive. Nothing more is needed for happiness.

Knowing your life is created by your hands, that is your freedom as well.

Acceptance. Of everything as it is now currently. Always. Accepting. Now.

Isn't it funny how these two replies came sequentially at the end?
 

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These are much of how I see it.

You can be happy now. Endlessly. Remain happy.

Gratitude. Loving being alive. Grateful to be alive.

Fulfilled by being alive. Nothing more is needed for happiness.

Knowing your life is created by your hands, that is your freedom as well.

Acceptance. Of everything as it is now currently. Always. Accepting. Now.

Isn't it funny how these two replies came sequentially at the end?
What makes me happy: naturally not in any order. I like the gratitude, change your mind set n change your thinking. Be positive n smile!
Something to look forward to we all enjoy to wake up n have something to look forward to like meeting at the fastlane summit :) great lovemaking with your partner, ummm seeing my grandchildren lol these all make ME happy. Create a need that can help others. Do for others n it can make you happy. My added tidbit!
 
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If you are already happy, then what more can make you happy? @Tammyanne
 

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Happiness happens when the pleasure of engagement equals or is greater than the energy required.
 
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This is an interesting topic for me, because what I do professionally is help people grow their business and help them live way happier, easier lives that are fun to live.

What I see is that on a very basic level, being happy means being content with where you are right now. That means where you are physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually.

Now that doesn’t mean you don’t want to grow in all those areas. You can, and everybody does, but it means not having tension between here and the future.

Now, how to achieve that?

Improve the quality of your thoughts.

Your thoughts determine everything. How you feel, how you handle situations, how you engage with life.

Bad quality of thought = unhappy.

Good quality of thought = happy.

Just as an example. Yesterday I was talking to someone who was really struggling with life. Money wasn’t coming in, he was feeling defeated, and it generally seemed that life was a struggle and working against him.

Now, I know that’s not factually true. It’s just how he perceives his reality. It’s just how his thinking is making him experience life.

He could be so grateful that he has a business. That he has the courage to create life on his terms. That he has more wealth than 99% of this world. That he GETS to face his challenges, and grow.

What if he saw that actually life was working FOR him? What if he saw how blessed he was with his current challenges, because these are the exact building blocks of his next level?

All of this is caused by quality of thoughts. The facts didn’t change, just the quality of thoughts.

It’s very simple, not always easy, and it’s a process.

But me and my clients are living proof of it. I constantly get feedback of how life is getting so crazy good. And I witness it on my life too. This morning I woke up with my heart almost bursting with so much love and gratitude for everything.
 

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Happiness happens when the pleasure of engagement equals or is greater than the energy required.
You just took me to another level. I'm getting existential.

Let's make it fully mathematical by letting happiness be the derivative of increased effort (y axis) and increasing reward (x axis) to incorporate both pursuit and fulfilment; in essence the math of living life vs just being here. :hilarious:

The transcendental emergent property of being here and doing something worthwhile for yourself and others.
 

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To me happiness is to be in control.

Firstly is health.

Secondly is net liquid assets in possession.
Net liquid assets are a strict measure of an immediate or near-term liquidity position of a firm, calculated as liquid assets less current liabilities. Liquid assets are cash, marketable securities, and accounts receivable that can be readily converted to cash at their approximate current value

Plus Health to enjoy it...Sounds good to me.

"Off Topic" is very much on. :)
 

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Net liquid assets are a strict measure of an immediate or near-term liquidity position of a firm, calculated as liquid assets less current liabilities. Liquid assets are cash, marketable securities, and accounts receivable that can be readily converted to cash at their approximate current value

Plus Health to enjoy it...Sounds good to me.

"Off Topic" is very much on. :)
Yes dividend stocks and bonds in my brokerage account. I feel happier and more in control when my portfolio size grows.
 

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You just took me to another level. I'm getting existential.

Let's make it fully mathematical by letting happiness be the derivative of increased effort (y axis) and increasing reward (x axis) to incorporate both pursuit and fulfilment; in essence the math of living life vs just being here. :hilarious:

The transcendental emergent property of being here and doing something worthwhile for yourself and others.
Wazow
:jawdrop:

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Add the variable " being in the present moment" and you have yourself a helix there, mathematico-philosopher bruffa.
 
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Whoever said they have never met a happy millionaire is full of shit. Happiness is not about the money, happiness Is about the person. Happy people will be happy with money or without money. Unhappy people will be unhappy with or without money. The money does not make or break their happiness.

I have felt happy throughout my life, from the beginning when I started out with little, in the process of growing my business, and after I had achieved financial success and been able to do pretty much anything I wanted to do.

Of course like anyone, I’ve experienced some low points, points of discouragement, doubts, and frustrations. but I have always believed in my destiny was in my own hands. I can and will become anything I want to become so long as I am willing to put in the time and effort to actually achieve it.

I think the key to happiness is having a positive outlook, looking for the opportunity instead of the reasons that things can’t or won’t happen. Happiness is about a positive outlook towards the future. Happiness is believing that you can. Happiness is looking through obstacles to the potential on the other side. Happiness is reaching your potential, and then doing a little bit more. Fulfillment is so important in feeling satisfied and happy with your life.
 

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Add the variable " being in the present moment" and you've got yourself a helix there, mathematico-philosopher bruffa.
Haha... I'm not even sure what I was aiming for there, but it felt real while I was typing it and that made me happy. :D
 

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Haha... I'm not even sure what I was aiming for there, but it felt real while I was typing it and that made me happy. :D
This too.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uESlFxGVDM

EDIT: well that was useless, I meant this:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLOr21GO5VY


Kidding aside (why), here's some really good content on how to be happy and why it's besides the point.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmC6LyO5QI


And this is his little talk on the 12 rules for life.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QHlEbO4OM
 
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This too.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uESlFxGVDM

EDIT: well that was useless, I meant this:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLOr21GO5VY


Kidding aside (why), here's some really good on how to be happy and why it's besides the point.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmC6LyO5QI


And this is his little talk on the 12 rules for life.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QHlEbO4OM
I'm going to have to dig into the Jordan Peterson tomorrow.

I've heard his name tossed around frequently, in conjunction with the phrase "clean your room", but I've always felt my compass was set as properly as possible (for me anyways) in that respect. Tomorrow I'll see if I'm missing any bits and pieces.

Being better can never hurt!
 

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I'm going to have to dig into the Jordan Peterson tomorrow.

I've heard his name tossed around frequently, in conjunction with the phrase "clean your room", but I've always felt my compass was set as properly as possible (for me anyways) in that respect. Tomorrow I'll see if I'm missing any bits and pieces.

Being better can never hurt!
The biggest predictor of success in life is not intelligence but conscientiousness, not the orderly and organizational aspect of conscientiousness, but willingness to work hard, which has a major impact.
 

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