When will you be happy?

Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. Sophocles c. 495 -429 B.C. Over the years, I’ve been an adviser to a wide range of people from countries throughout the world. When I start working with someone, one of the first questions I ask is, “When will you be happy?” or “When will you consider yourself successful?” Here’s a sampling of the answers I’ve gotten: When I complete my MBA, PhD, or some other academic accomplishment; When I’m promoted to manager, director, CEO or some other position; When I get …
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Want more happiness?

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more that is poor. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 It might seem silly to ask if you want more happiness in your life; who wouldn’t? One of the most important sentences of the U.S. Constitution reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But if the pursuit of happiness is one of our unalienable rights, why …
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On being thankful

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple — yet so difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Bill P. and Lisa D. Hazelden Publishing With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it seems only appropriate to discuss the importance of reflecting on all the good things we have in life. The Pilgrim Fathers recognized the value of expressing gratitude for life’s gifts and started the tradition of setting aside a special day to give thanks for our …
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