It is unfortunate that happiness is the most elusive life goal most of us, for some mysterious reason, can never attain. When we ask ourselves, “what will truly make me happy” or “what will it take for me to attain success and happiness?”, we usually don’t know the answer, or we end up listing down a plethora of other goals to achieve in order to attain that happiness, that in the end seem frivolous, to merit any real happiness.
So, what does it take to be happy? This Huffington Post video by motivational philospher, Jay Shetty, may just be the answer. It is the most powerful and the most inspirational video on the subject of happiness I have ever come across.
He says that since we were young, we have been exposed to the many definitions of happiness from corporations and its hierarchy, scientists and even mathematicians giving us algorithms and formulas for happiness. Jay says that “somewhere along the line, our definition of success became blurred. It became about money. That the desire for power and wealth increased the speed in which we believe we have to work, so we can supercede our peers in the rat race.” We have to erase that mentality and start redefining what success and happiness means to us, individually.
According to him, “let us not make happiness and success about the size of our homes but about the size of our hearts. Let’s not make it about gratification but gratitude. Instead of to-do lists, we need to-be lists.” Let us start focusing on bettering ourselves, on what we want to be, essentially. Let’s stop looking outward to find happiness, but within.
Watch the full video below:
How would you start redefining your happiness today? Share it in the Comments.