Studio 747 - A Lifestyle Blog for Creative Minds: Happiness: The One Thing We All Want

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Happiness: The One Thing We All Want

If there's anything in life that each and every one of us has in common, it's the desire to be happy. Rich, poor, young, old, artist, or engineer - we all want the same thing. I can say that I'm probably the happiest that I've ever been in my life, but it took awhile to get to this place. And now it's my goal to help as many people as I can find happiness in their own lives.

One area where people are the most unhappy is with their current job occupation. I got this statistic from a recent Oprah show: 84% of people hate their jobs! I believe it came from a CareerBuilder.com poll or study. And we wonder why the level of customer service is declining around the world! Now more than ever it's a challenge to work for major corporations because it seems that all they want to do is cut, cut, cut - pay cuts, budget cuts, cuts on hours, benefit cuts, and the list goes on and on... That's why I always push people to start their own online business. What's better than being your own boss where you call all the shots?

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
-- Abraham Lincoln


A friend of mine called me the other day complaining about her job. She works for the airline industry - Yeah, it's tough nowadays! I told her that everything in life is a choice. You either choose to let the job get to you or you choose to let it drive you crazy. You always have the choice to be happy or not. That's the bottom line.

Just for fun I asked my followers at Twitter what their definition of happiness is. My friend Jeanette Fisher answered:

It's true - there are too many definitions of happiness. What's yours?

Get more tips on finding happiness...and make sure to read The 10 Steps to Happiness.