Thursday, January 15, 2009

excerpt

from The Happiness Transformation 



What is happiness?

Happiness is a state of mind. An emotion. A feeling. A reaction. There’s even a part of our brain where happiness is triggered. When we are happy that part of our brain “lights up“.

There are 2 types of happiness; temporary or instant happiness and overall long term happiness. Temporary happiness occurs when something pleasant happens to us; we get a raise, a compliment, win something, etc. Temporary or instant happiness is fleeting and wears off or disappears rapidly. Temporary happiness is a short term feeling or emotion and is usually triggered by a particular event. Overall long term happiness occurs when we feel good because things are going well over a period of time and we are happy with our life. Overall happiness is a long term feeling and is normally based on our own subjective viewpoint about our life.

This book reveals the simple secrets about both types of happiness. The Happiness Transformation will reveal the simple secrets of how to be temporarily happy - now - and how to be happy long term.

The benefits of happiness
The benefits of happiness are numerous, natural and healthful. Just feeling happy can produce a tremendous lift to your spirits, can be good for your immune system, can boost your brain function, reduce stress and can open the door to attracting good things.

Perception
Happiness is largely based on perception. From childhood we learn that our happiness is dependent on outside forces. We base our feelings on how well we think the world is treating us. In the American culture we learn that happiness is based on how successful we are, our status in life, how much “stuff” we own, and how good or bad our partnerships, marriage and family is going. This viewpoint is reinforced throughout our lifetime by our parents, school, peer pressure, TV, work, the government and society. As a result, the pressure to perform is often enormous, the pressure to be successful is often intense. In America and around the world the happiness bar is set so high that few can attain or sustain the heights of happiness. Add to that the psychological hurts inflicted on us by circumstances and people as we go through life and it’s no wonder so many people are unhappy or not as happy as they would like to be.

All that is about to change.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

excerpt 2

The goal of life
The goal of life is happiness. Happiness. That's what we're all seeking. That's how we're made. The goal of life is happiness. Think about it. That is what you (and everyone else) is really striving for in life. To be happy. All of us, every single one of us on the planet, wants most of all, to be happy. There must be a reason for that.

True happiness does not come from money or a big house or a luxury automobile or a face-left or a big job or being popular ot handsome or pretty or having lots of clothes or expensive toys. True happiness comes from within.

The goal of life is happiness.

It’s what every parent wants for their children. Ultimately, parents just want their children to grow up and be happy.

In the end you don’t want to be the richest or most powerful person in your community, you want to be the happiest person in your community.

In the end you don’t want to be the meanest nastiest person in your community, you want to be the happiest person in your community.

In the end you don’t want to be one of the unhappy people in your community, you want to be one of the happy people in your community.

The goal of life is happiness. That goal can be reached. It can be reached NOW.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

excerpt 3

Get out of the way
The only thing standing in the way of your happiness is YOU. All too often, we ourselves are the obstacle to our own happiness. We often invest in our problems, often invest in feeling deprived or cheated or disadvantaged or unfulfilled or lonely or overweight or out of shape or old or undeserving or something - rather than investing in solving the problem, rather than DOING something constructive about it or learning to accept it and make it OK. Why? Because it’s easier. It’s human nature. We find excuses for not being happy or happier and then rationalize ourselves to believe the excuse instead of the truth. The truth is that life is not fair. Nobody ever said that life is fair, nobody ever said that life is easy. The truth is that everyone is NOT equal. No, I am not being racist. Everyone should be treated equally but, individually, we are all unique and NOT the same. The truth is that you may have to work harder or longer or be luckier than someone else. The truth is that some people are luckier or smarter or better connected or better educated or more attractive than we are. And, as result, life is easier for some and harder for others. That’s how it is. That’s life. That’s the reality. And that reality gives you 2 choices; you can feel sorry for yourself and be unhappy or, you can work harder, educate yourself, apply yourself, and take the necessary steps to achieve the goal of happiness.

In the end, your happiness is YOUR responsibility. And the only thing standing in the way of your happiness is YOU. Get out of the way! And get the book. Get it now.

The Happiness Transformation