I found a great article recently about what makes happy people (as opposed to what makes people happy). Not posting a link here (don't want to infringe rules) but the article suggested there were 7 key attributes that happy people have in common.
what do you think - are there happy people and can anyone become a happy person?
hmm.. interesting.. are there happy people or do they just have a happy veneer?
Well, if there was one thing that I would have to include on the list it would be the
ability to not care too much about things and a confidence that everything will turn
out alright in the end.
Whether anyone can achieve that, I don't know.. but I would doubt it
I think that there are "happy people", but I also think that most people can learn to become something close to a happy person...
I think of myself generally as a happy person, but that is something I've learned over the years and mainly the last couple of years. No matter what happens (and I've had quite a lot "happening" to me over the last 8-10 years) you still manage to see the positive side of life and not just "show" the happy face to other people but actually also be that happy person when you are at home.
It is such a relief being able to feel that way, positive ways of thinking influence your whole life, privately as well as workwise, that's what I've found out. I love life so much more now than I did 2-3 years ago, I just chose to focus more on all the good things happening to me - and believe me a lot of the time those good things happening to you is because you make them happen yourself, by being open, positive etc. etc. When negative things happen to you - and they do of course - you're able to handle them so much better when you have this positive attitude to life.. It sound so easy, but it's been hard work for some of us to achieve, for some people it comes naturally for the rest of us we have to learn it... That's my humble opinion.
Btw, simplyjond, I'd like the link to that article you mentioned, if that's possible??
your thoughts and approach are exactly what the article is talking about. It suggests that thru exercising control over your thinking, you can alter your feeling about life and that this impacts you in various ways.
Actually it sounds like you could have written the article .
Here is the address of the article. I warn everyone in advance that I liked it so much I put it up as a page on my web-site, but the address I'm giving is only to the article (as I'm not trying to promote the site thru this forum).
(Sam, if this is not OK, please let me know )
Hi again simplyjond,
read the article, quite funny actually, it's exactly the way I've been living the last couple of years... or rather trying to live, all these things don't come to you automatically, you have to work on it every single day, but it's definitely worth it. Have bookmarked the website as well and will be checking up on the Napoleon Hill book as well. Thanks a lot.