At some point in our lives, we all want to experience the feeling of happiness. It’s what motivates us to fulfill our passions, and live creatively. But where does happiness stem from? What does happiness even mean? How can we achieve this level of happiness that makes us smile so big it makes our cheeks hurt and our hearts ache from being filled to capacity?
Different people have different definitions for happiness. Some categorize it with materialistic things, others with people. Trying to narrow down all these interpretations of happiness into one definition would just be a waste of time. Everyone thinks and experiences things differently, so they find happiness at different paces and in different ways.
I recently watched a video on how to make yourself more attractive, and the answer was so simple I couldn’t believe someone else had said it first. In the video, Tony Robbins, the author of Money: The Master Game, said if we “trade our expectations for appreciation” people will gravitate toward the positive energy we put out, thus finding us more attractive and pleasant to be around.
I thought about the phrase, and started to put it into practice. And it actually worked! It sounds so simple, but oftentimes people forget how much there is to be grateful for.