What is happiness worth to you?

I read a ton of blogs, some more frequently than others. One of the consistent themes across all of our blogs are the cries of pain and frustration about life. And of those there are many people who voice what sounds almost like despair at their situations.

Some are angry because they married the wrong man or woman. Some are upset because they are stuck in jobs that are unfulfilling or jobs that could be great but they don't pay enough. So I wonder to myself, what is happiness worth to you?

What are you willing to do? Every time I say that I hear Sean Connery's character in The Untouchables yell at Kevin Costner's character, "What are you willing to do?"

It is an excellent question. What are you willing to do to make yourself a happier person? What lengths will you travel to be happier and more fulfilled?

An even better question is do you know what makes you happy? If you don't know you cannot develop a plan to meet your objective. I am a person who hates making plans, but even I recognize that without a plan success is more difficult.

Be happy and you'll find that you consider yourself a success, no matter what your situation is. Or so it would seem to me.

Perhaps in a different post we can discuss the challenges of trying to achieve your own happiness when measured against how it can impact others.


Unknown said...

Have you ever thought of becoming a motivational speaker?

Jack Steiner said...

Yes, as a matter of fact I have. Send me a check for $100 and I'll send you an autographed picture and a tape of me praising you. ;)

Unknown said...

I am the type who likes to be unmotivated.

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