Today somebody asked me “What was the happiest moment of your life?”
I gave it a moment and realized that I’m pretty happy right now, so that was my answer.
The funny thing with happiness is that everybody chases it, but the more you chase it, the more eludes you.
Why? Because I think that happiness is a lousy goal by itself. Happiness is no more than a byproduct of doing something else.
A few days ago at the gym I came to talk with a guy who is a security guard.
He is working night shifts guarding empty office buildings. Sounds horrible to me, but his experience is something completely different.
“To be honest” he said “I love it, it gives me time to think. It gives me time to study. I can imagine that a lot of people don’t like being alone all night, but I love it”
He is happy. He’s doing what he likes.
And sure, there are people that would say that there is more to achieve. That he has more potential than just guarding empty buildings. But hé, who am I to judge, it’s not my life.
The important thing here is that he is happy!
Does the thing that you do make you happy?
Why do I see so many posts on facebook “I hate mondays” or “thank god it’s friday”
Are you doing what you like?
If not, why not?
What would you rather be doing besides what you’re doing right now?
Are you in a relationship that fulfills you? Or are you settling for less than you deserve? How much longer will you do that?
Do you like your job? Does it fulfill you? If you could look into the future, would you be happy if you found out that you’re still doing the exact same thing in 20 years?
If the answer is “no” — and if you’re not happy — you might want to do something about that.
This is not a dress rehearsal.
This is your life.