The Real Pursuit of Happiness

Imagine you find the perfect pair of shoes at the store. You try them on, they fit well, feel comfortable, and look great. You want these shoes more than anything, but they are expensive and you are not sure you can afford it without taking a risk. But you know these shoes will make you happy. You know it. Look how great they look on you! They are the key to your happiness. You whip out your credit card and buy them anyway.
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What happens? You wear them for a week. You get used to them. Suddenly you do not care about them that much anymore. They are simply a part of your clothing collection. Now you are a couple hundred dollars poorer and seeking out the next form of fleeting material happiness.

Long Term Contentment is Real Happiness

As much as you wanted those shoes, they were not the key to your happiness. All they were was a brief moment of joy. Real happiness is long lasting. Real happiness persists deep down in your soul even when you have a bad day. Real happiness is never fleeting.

How to Find True Happiness

Finding happiness involves three things:

Achieving your goals so that you are living without regrets.
Surrounding yourself with people and things that you enjoy.
Making good decisions and experiencing emotional health.

When you want to find real happiness, you need to focus your energy on only the things that fit under one of those three categories. Every decision you make needs to make you happy in both the short and long term. Far too many people choose one or the other. They choose “carpe diem” without looking at the long term consequences of their actions, or they focus so much on the future that they forget to live for the present. Real happiness is a balance – a life of happiness now, with an eye on maintaining that happiness with each passing day.

Seeking Guidance to Find Real Happiness

You can find true happiness in the world – by achieving abundance with everything you experience in life. You are already equipped with the tools that are necessary for feeling real, genuine contentment. All you need is the right level of guidance to focus your efforts, keep you motivated, and help you make the right decisions when it comes to creating your future.

Sometimes it takes a little bit of help to create that healthy balance and live a life of abundance and contentment. Send me an email and we can discuss what direction you need to take in order to achieve that level of happiness. Never forget that you can truly reach real, satisfaction. The pursuit of happiness is not a myth – it is something that with the right amount of direction, you will one day be able to grasp for yourself.

About Author

Scott Epp

Scott is a Certified Professional Coach and the President of Abundance Coaching. Scott is a graduate of the Certified Professional Coach Program with The International Coach Academy. He is a long time Toastmaster and speaker. He is certified with Global Priority as a Values and Principles Trainer.

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