Are You Happy – I Mean Really Happy?…….

Happiness # 2




How many people who you meet, whether on a regular basis or at times just casually that are always seemingly happy or up beat every time you come in contact with them?

These are the kinds of people that are fun to socialize with and be around as they seem to give you a injection of happiness and just plain fun.

Some resent surveys show that about 80% of people with jobs are unhappy and over 60% of the people surveyed are unhappy with their own personal lives.  Why is happiness seemingly so out of range?

The predominate reason for unhappiness seems to be that people are either living in the past or living in the future.  The hurt or the frustration from things that happened in the past.  Nostalgia from an idealistic past experience made to feel badly about the present reality of life today.

People are also blocked from happiness by living in the future – their thoughts are dominated by what they do not have and what they feel they could have if only…….

Dr. Maxwell Maltz in his book Psycho-Cybernetics, suggested that we use the messages from his book to live in the present and enjoy what you have in the present.

He (Dr. Maltz) defines happiness as: “a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time.”

Some people look at happiness as a trivial, unusual state that only a few can maintain for any length of time.  The old adage of no pain, no gain seems to fit the vocabulary of many people who just feel that happiness is a flight that comes and goes easily.  They feel that success should be a serious business and one that is found with only dogged determination but they ignore the profound relationship between happiness and peak performance.

Henry Dreher in his book “The Immune Power Personality”, suggested that your personality is the way you reveal your self image and directly effects your immune system.  He also shows there is a clear link between your happiness and your health.

Your happiness seems to be much more present when you are not totally dependent on your work for your self esteem.  Some of the recent research shows that longevity can be related to happiness and is the closest thing to the elusive fountain of youth.

People who continue to have purpose and control of their lives, seem to live longer and have healthier lives.

It is difficult to force yourself into peak performances if you are unhappy with your present situation.  We really live in one dimension – the present – so make your time worthwhile!


“Believe in Yourself – The Shortest Route to Success!


If you got anything out of this post, please let me know your thoughts.  Even if you disagree with parts or all, don’t hesitate to let me know your thoughts.

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About John Logan

Enthusiastic past health care provider with the ability to enjoy the good life by involving myself in the internet marketing arena. The love and genuine sharing of ideas amongst the many individuals involved with internet marketing, at all levels, makes my daily routine one of gratitude and full of enjoyment. The days are full of excitement and learning but with the allowance of free time to enjoy family, friends and activities.
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2 Responses to Are You Happy – I Mean Really Happy?…….

  1. There is most definitely a connection between happiness and peak performance, however it is usually when we are the most unhappy with our current situation that we have the greatest need for peak performance and so this tends to create a bit of a conundrum. How do we turn this unhappiness into something useful, especially when we feel too overwhelmed to do anything other than just survive? You have a good point about unplugging from the past and the future. Stop dwelling and stop worrying, as those two things take up enormous mental energy, also easier said than done, of course. Eckhart Tolle has written an amazing book on this very topic called The Power Of Now. I would rarely say that a book or product, or much of anything for that matter, has “changed my life”, but I read this book at a particularly low point and it quite literally did provide me with some much needed tools to not only survive but thrive in a particular situation. I draw on what learned in that book nearly every day.
    Great article, John, thanks!

  2. DeAnna stole my thunder! I was about to recommend The Power Of Now. Well…I second it. 🙂

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