Why is happiness so fleeting?
Think about it…
Something good happens—maybe you achieved a big goal or got something you’ve been wanting for a while—and for a moment, you’re really stoked. Things are going your way! Life is good!
You feel upbeat and optimistic. You have a spring in your step.
But for most of us, that feeling doesn’t last.
An hour or a day later we’re right back to our regular self, which may mean feeling low-level dissatisfaction, depression, or worry.
Even when we get everything we think we want, we can’t help but wonder if there’s more to life than what we’ve achieved thus far.
It’s disheartening to spend years working so hard to reach a goal—starting a business, buying that dream home, getting married, authoring a book, getting that dream job—only to enjoy the benefits for a short time and then want more.
Our elation over getting what we want seems to be a mere blip on the radar of our lives.
Before long we start to look for what we need next in order to feel happy and at ease.
Why can’t we always feel content and at peace, especially when we have so much to be grateful for?
If you can relate, you know how frustrating this way of living is.
You may have even wondered what’s wrong with you. Why can’t you ever truly be happy?
There can be several reasons, but the most common and insidious one is…
Yes, you’ve fallen for it.
News flash: we ALL have at one time or another in our lives.
We think we’ll be happy when:
We get that job.
Fall in love.
Get married. Have kids.
Buy a house.
Arrive at that exotic vacation locale.
Get a promotion. Start a business.
We may even have that “I’ll be happy when” feeling on a smaller scale every day, thinking we’ll be happy when our partner gets home from work, when we finish that project, when we clean up the kitchen, or when we lose another couple of pounds.
As humans we have an intrinsic desire to be happy, but we have the wrong idea of how to get there.
If you’ve spent your life in pursuit of the next awesome acquisition or goal, thinking that it’s going to bring you to some permanent blissful state, you already know: it doesn’t work.The Happiness Myth
It doesn’t work because unless you’re a naturally happy person, your happiness won’t last.
And that means that unless you know about the true nature of happiness, you’ll spend your entire life in a tragic struggle for a state of joy and inner peace that will forever elude you.
Unless, of course, you know the secret to being happy no matter what happens and no matter what you have, own, acquire, or achieve.
Let me ask you: do you know a naturally happy person?
I’m talking about a glass-half-full kind of person who always has a smile on their face, always has an optimistic view of life, and is a joy to be around.
If you know someone like this, you may have noticed that they’re chipper for no particular reason whatsoever. They may not necessarily be wealthy. They might not have the world’s most exciting career or the most loving partner. Their life circumstances may even be what you or I would describe as “challenging” sometimes.
They may be a person of modest means or someone with a physical affliction or health problems.
And yet, they’re still a happy person who’s grateful to be alive and excited to wake up every morning. How do they do it?
Research in the field of positive psychology has shown that some people have what’s called a high happiness set-point. That means that no matter what obstacles or challenges they experience in life, they default back to a cheerful, optimistic, life-loving state of mind fairly quickly.
Not much can bring these people down for long.
On the other hand, some people have a low happiness set-point. That means that even if something wildly awesome happens—like they win the lottery—it won’t be long before they are in a funk again.
Yes, believe it or not, this phenomenon has actually been documented many times.
Most of us have a happiness set-point that’s somewhere in the middle of that spectrum of low and high.
And that’s the reason you may feel anything from mildly deflated to listless and blah shortly after something good happens, and why you may not enjoy the fruits of your hard work for very long.
Having a default state of discontent can be a source of suffering for you. What’s the point of even trying for anything, if it won’t change your outlook on life, right?
I hear ya!
This is why you’re going to love this piece of good news:
That means that you can go from being a glass-half-empty kind of person to being the glass-is-always-full person for the rest of your life.
I’ll say that again just to make sure you hear this amazing truth:
You can go from being a glass-half-empty kind of person your entire life to being the glass-is-always-full person for the rest of your life.
And you don’t need to change your external circumstances in order to do it.
You don’t need to make more money.
You don’t need a perfect body.
You don’t need to have the perfect relationship.
You don’t need to land the perfect job.
(Because thinking that you’ll be happy when…is a MYTH as I’ve already established.)
You, yes YOU, can become just like one of those naturally happy people you may know. You can live each day exuding a vibration of positivity, vitality, and optimism…no matter what.
You can become the kind of happy person that others LOVE being around.
How do I know?
There was a time when I was one of those people with a low happiness set-point. I was a low-energy, glum kid.
As an adult, I worked hard and achieved fame and fortune and had great relationships.
And yet, I was still unhappy.
My turning point came when I decided I wasn’t going to put up with that anymore. I decided to dedicate my life to learning everything I could about the nature of happiness.
What I discovered has permanently raised my happiness set-point and made countless thousands (even millions) of people all over the planet happier and more positive, too!
And I know that when you discover this secret for yourself, it can do the same for you.Discover the Secret
I spent many years focusing on the topic of happiness. I dove into the research in the field of positive psychology.
I interviewed scores of experts on happiness.
I conducted my own surveys about happiness.
I also interviewed 100 people who were actually living from the state I call “happy for no reason.”
What I learned astounded me:
The only difference between truly happy people and everyone else is that happy people had specific habits.
These habits raised their happiness set-point and kept it high.
What’s more, ANYONE could learn these habits and raise their happiness set-point by practicing them regularly. These habits were simple and some took no time at all to do.
As you can imagine, I couldn’t wait to share what I learned with the world. Everyone who wanted to be happier deserved to learn about this. That’s why I wrote my book, which became the #1 international best-seller.
However, if I wanted to reach even more people, I knew that I had to make this information as accessible as possible. It couldn’t be overwhelming.
It had to be inspiring. And it had to be based in science, but also personally vetted by me.
And it had to be revealed in easy, bite-sized pieces that anyone could fit into their daily schedule.
That’s why I designed and developed my video program, 30 Days to a Happier Life.Learn More
Unlike other self-help programs on happiness, this one is holistic, meaning it transforms ALL aspects of your being. It doesn’t just focus on one or two areas, it helps you with all 7 major areas: your perspective, your thoughts, your feelings, your body, your soul, your purpose, and your relationships.
Do this program in as little as 10 minutes a day (sometimes less, sometimes more) and in 30 days you’ll notice a huge difference in your outlook, your mood, and your well-being.
You’ll wake up each day happier, more expanded, with a lighter heart and a sense of ease about life.
Difficult and negative people will stop being a source of irritation for you, because you’ll be much less affected by their low energetic vibrations.
Your old addictions to food, shopping, or social media will loosen their grip on you, because you won’t need them as much in order to be filled with a sense of connection and self love.
You’ll have more energy to do the things you want to do. You’ll have a spring in your step. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing around the house or singing in your car!
You’ll have greater access to your creativity and will be able to get into the state of flow more easily around what you love doing.
And many more benefits too long to list here!
You can start the program right now, risk-free, and see for yourself if you notice that you feel lighter, happier, more positive about your life in as little as a few days:Start Feeling Happier
This program contains the most up-to-date information, practices, and habits on happiness that I’ve discovered through my years of research.
In addition, I’ll be with you as your daily happiness mentor and guide each of the next 30 days.
It’s my deep prayer and wish that this program leads you to build a home for happiness inside yourself that’s unshakeable—and from that strong and peaceful place you create more happiness in the world.
You’re on your way!
With love and happiness,
P.S. We have it backwards when it comes to happiness. We think we need to achieve some goal FIRST before we can have contentment and joy.
I learned something about what happens to your health, wealth, and relationships when you focus on happiness FIRST, that just might surprise you. You can read all about about here:More Discoveries