A common answer when people are asked what they want most in life is, “I want to be happy.”
It shouldn’t be a surprise because as human beings, joy is our natural state. We display our best and natural qualities when we are happy and have a true sense of joy in life.
The challenge we face is this idea of “being happy” is elusive. We keep chasing external success or achievement because we think it will make us happy. It is not uncommon for people to pursue financial and career success but still not be fulfilled or happy.
One of my mentors has a saying, “There is no point climbing up the ladder of success only to find the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.”
The better we’re able to understand what happiness means to us, the easier it will be for us to do the things that will allow us to experience joy and happiness.