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Thursday, 04 October 2012

Check out this, yet another thought provoking article from the Huffington Post...

by Jeff Cannon

You've probably thought about a retirement strategy or a career strategy at some point in your life. You may have created a workout plan for yourself or started a new diet to look good for the summer; but how many of you have created a strategy for your happiness?

Yes, I know. It sounds funny at first. It's as if creating a strategy to find your happiness is the most absurd thing you have ever heard. But if you don't have one, how are you going to get there?

Everyone knows that if you want something in life, nobody's going to hand it to you on a platter. You have to be the one to get it, and your happiness does rank up high on the things you want in life, doesn't it? So, if you truly want to be happy, isn't it worth taking a few minutes to outline a strategy for how you're going to get there? If not, then you're pretty much resigning your life to one of trial and error when it comes to your happiness, error being the key direction your search will most likely take you.

I don't say this to be mean or nasty. I say this because trial and error is how we learn. We make mistakes and learn by them. While it may be fine for inventing a new light bulb, I don't think you really want to spend your life bouncing from one mistake to another. Your life is far too precious a commodity for that, especially when you can create a plan to get to your happiness sooner rather than later.

Start With the End in Mind

Creating a strategy for happiness is easier than you may think. It, like all successful strategies, starts with the end in mind. As Yogi Berra once said, "If you don't know where you're going, you're never going to get there." That statement has never been truer than when creating your own happiness. You see, every one of you is different and each of you has a different definition for your happiness...

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