General, Personal Development

A Way to Health, Happiness and Success

January 5, 2008

Health, happiness and success have been touted as the most desirable items that a person would like to have. Who wouldn’t like to be in the best of health, happy all day and well, enjoying the success of life?

But really, what brings you health, happiness and success?

Many people, including myself previously, have always envied those people who seem to have it all in life. This envy occurs the moment we read a magazine, watch a tabloid piece of news, watch a programme on lifestyles of the rich and famous. And we often envy those who are in the entertainment industry because they seem to live the life of perfection of health, beauty and success.

But can’t we also have health, happiness and success? What creates them for us? Is it our jobs? What about material possessions?

The question is: just what makes YOU feel truly happy, content and alive?
I for sure, have been on this journey in search of ‘growth’ in these 3 aspects of life for a long time. I remember that I wanted to pursue this when I was in secondary 4 (last year of high school) where I realised that my life was heading to a point where I needed to choose a path that will lead me to these 3. Which was why I begun exercising and training myself, putting more effort and attention to myself instead of other people or circumstances.

I realise that people never get to where they want which will bring them health, happiness and success because they simply just go through life without ever taking the time to think about what it is that brings them happiness. They are just simply too busy caring about what other people think of them and of what they should do. Moreover, some people think that having lots of money will make them healthy, happy and successful, yet, once they get lots of money, they realise that something is missing.

So, what is it that will make you happy? This is something that you will need to find out for yourself.

One way for you to start moving towards health, happiness and success is through visualisation. I need you to picture yourself being healthy/ happy/ successful. Now, what are the surrounding things that contribute to the feeling of happiness? Take time to stop and observe these things and ask yourself, “Do I have them now?” 

Your answer will definitely be NO if you feel that you have not attained health, happiness or success. Hence, you will have to realise that, something needs to be changed. And that change is not necessarily bad. Sometimes, changes in our lives can bring us greater fulfillment. 

You need to take the time to create an action plan which details actions needed to change the things in your life that would bring you closer to having it all. Is it having more exercise routines, a healthier diet, more focused attention or a better management of time? 
You need to know what kind of person you are meant to be and not try to be someone you’re not. Don’t waste precious time on things that don’t really bring about lasting happiness for you.  Also know what happiness and success really means to you because only with a clear idea of what you want, can you map out the steps and changes in your life you need to take to achieve them.

Most importantly, always have a positive attitude towards change. It does not necessarily bring about inconvenience or pain. By taking time to think about changing some areas in your life that may need changing, you’ve already taken a big step towards health, happiness and success!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Wayne Tully March 2, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    An inspiring post, especially as I have identified some aspects of my life that need to change, a positive attitude is always what’s needed, thanks for this post it rings true many changes that need to happen for me to be happy and away from the grind of life chores and bills!

  • Reply Patricia March 13, 2008 at 1:08 AM

    Hi Wayne,

    I’m glad that the post has set you thinking about the areas in your life that need to be changed. Well, certainly change may not be as easy as it may seem but adopting the right attitude can help go a long way in the process of change!

    All the best!

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