What is your #1 secret to living a happy life?

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Following your heart?
Being true to your inner calling?
Focussing on others?
Working hard on your life?

What is your tip for others to finding the path to a fulfilled life.
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  • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
    - Finding your life definite purpose and working towards attaining it on a daily basis.
    - Avoid negativity at all cost

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by CG Tsang View Post

      - Finding your life definite purpose and working towards attaining it on a daily basis.
      - Avoid negativity at all cost

      Cheers,

      C.G.
      Thanks CG Tsang!
      Is there a failsafe way that we can all find our life's definite purpose? Does that require lots of work and self-analysis or should it be already there inside our heart?
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      • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
        Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

        Thanks CG Tsang!
        Is there a failsafe way that we can all find our life's definite purpose? Does that require lots of work and self-analysis or should it be already there inside our heart?
        I believe that we all know our life purpose.

        Write down the question. What is my life purpose?

        Answer it until you start crying.

        Cheers,

        C.G.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by CG Tsang View Post

          I believe that we all know our life purpose.

          Write down the question. What is my life purpose?

          Answer it until you start crying.
          Additionally, there's a good exercise from Steve Pavlina that people may find useful. Here's the link:

          How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes

          Following your life purpose (or doing something that makes the most of your innate/natural talents etc.) + Being of service to others = Happiness. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    This one is easy:

    Follow your passion.
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  • Profile picture of the author awesummer
    Be contented on whatever you have and be grateful for your blessings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
    Write down your goal/purpose in a card/paper and keep it with you every day.
    Look at it when you wake up and when you go to sleep and whenever needed to give that boost to your life towards achieving your goals!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author ramonakicks
    always remind yourself what is really important
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  • Profile picture of the author objectiveman
    Following reason. An individual's life is the standard of value. For the individual to live it has to be rational. Rationality equals life, irrationality leads toward death.

    Think about how life expectancy shot up after the enlightenment (when people started applying reason/science etc..). Actually reason began making traction as early as Aristotle.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by objectiveman View Post

      Following reason. An individual's life is the standard of value. For the individual to live it has to be rational. Rationality equals life, irrationality leads toward death.

      Think about how life expectancy shot up after the enlightenment (when people started applying reason/science etc..). Actually reason began making traction as early as Aristotle.
      So there is no room for instinctive or intuitive behaviour then? I think you are talking nonsense by giving only half the picture here. My opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author mehekabir
    I always accept what I have.I never want more so I live a happy life.It is the secret of my happy life.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      Know what you want and go after it
      On that journey, fake it until you make it
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  • Profile picture of the author BWHadam
    Be happy with what you have. Be true inner and outer...
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Great thread...

    For me... it's all about following your heart, going with the flow of life, with ease and stress free.

    I love to read different religious text, and of course any book that I believe I can glean a thing or two about life... but I love what Jesus said about Having overcome the world. To live a happy life for me is to see everyone as the same, to love, to be empathic and compassionate... and to be disconnected, not attached to ANYTHING... not attached to material things, not attached to results, not attached to yes... even my own family <--- that's a tough one for most people to grasp.

    But that's how I live a happy life.... it's a journey for me... and as I go along this journey, I learn more and more what makes this life work... and what this life is all about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Statcode
    Hope->Transformation->Gratitude
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  • Profile picture of the author aditiabir
    Be happy & makes people happy around you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    good looks, talent and modesty, not necessarily in that order
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    The #1 secret to living a happy life may not really be a secret at all. You can choose to be happy and manifest contentment in your life if you desire to.

    I've read many true stories of people living in dejected states of poverty who find every day ways to celebrate the joys of life. Witnessing their singing, dancing and full-faced smiles, I have little doubt that their positive outlook is achieved through simple determination. To be happy no matter what, in spite of circumstances!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain Supero
    Gratitude for all things.
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  • Profile picture of the author serryjw
    REALLY KNOW what you want...go after it...Don't LIE to yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeToS23
    I don't think it's possible to live happily 100% of the time, because there will always be ups and downs in one's life, but I think being prepared beforehand and effectively managing different situations in life is essential to stay content and happy within.

    Purpose in life will give you a reason to live your life to the fullest, and to stay motivated.

    I'd recommend all the people here to read Choose Yourself by James Altucher, and follow his blog. His book is a must-read, if you want to be happy and to improve yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by GeToS23 View Post

      I don't think it's possible to live happily 100% of the time, because there will always be ups and downs in one's life, but I think being prepared beforehand and effectively managing different situations in life is essential to stay content and happy within.

      Purpose in life will give you a reason to live your life to the fullest, and to stay motivated.

      I'd recommend all the people here to read Choose Yourself by James Altucher, and follow his blog. His book is a must-read, if you want to be happy and to improve yourself.
      Thanks for the book tip! James Altucher, the famous hedge fund manager turned author? Inspiring life story!
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  • Profile picture of the author ebreut
    Always being a good person, even towards evil people.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    I try to keep myself happy by being Thankful to what I have today.
    That feeling alone keeps me happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    I try to keep myself happy by being Thankful to what I have today.
    That feeling alone keeps me happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronperkins
    It has to be follow your passion...
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    The Warrior Forum of course!!! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    Being in the present moment, staying in the present moment while dealing with problems to completely resolve them once and for all, permanently. Then to keep enjoying the present moment.

    Much, much more difficult than it seems.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by tobyjensen View Post

      Being in the present moment, staying in the present moment while dealing with problems to completely resolve them once and for all, permanently. Then to keep enjoying the present moment.

      Much, much more difficult than it seems.
      That sounds like a Buddhist teaching. I like!
      Let go of past worries and be not anxious of the future. Present focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author unknowncat
    Thanks and Praise! Service and selflessness. Inner silence.

    but if only one key: gratitude. (i.e.- the is setting so beautifully right now,

    birds are singing, the music is good, beer in hand, I have my health and loved ones,

    etc etc etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    Happiness is like a wind - comes and goes. Instead of happy I want to be fulfilled. The secret: no secret - just staying open, ready for changes life demands, knowing you are depended on someone above.
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  • Profile picture of the author karolhu
    Having goal's and knowing that I'm making progress towards them. There's nothing better than success one way or another.
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  • Profile picture of the author seococonuts
    Treat everyday as if it is the only day you know. No worrying about tomorrow, and no regrets about yesterday.
    Enjoy your job/business and be happy about the success of other people, not just yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author JassieN
      Originally Posted by seococonuts View Post

      Treat everyday as if it is the only day you know. No worrying about tomorrow, and no regrets about yesterday.
      Enjoy your job/business and be happy about the success of other people, not just yourself.
      and many more...

      I agreed and like this
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    My number one secret . . . When I get up in the morning I have two choices:

    1. I can let circumstances, bio-chemistry, and other things set my mood; or...
    2. I can choose my mood.

    I choose to be happy. No need to complicate things.
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  • Profile picture of the author tcrews
    Do not listen what others have to say about you
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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by tcrews View Post

      Do not listen what others have to say about you
      Except when they are saying great things!
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      • Profile picture of the author mohammedkaram
        Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

        Or you can just wing it, let go of the stress, follow your heart, ignore the critics, enjoy yourself and reach the summit on your own terms! Happy days!
        Nice David, good thinking also and you make laugh but some times you need to face your problem, thanks for reply and wish for you happy life and great family, .
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    Be happy with what you have and enjoy life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Collosal3
    Hi There,

    The number 1 Secret to living a happy life is...

    A multitude of things lol

    1. Establishing purpose and passion
    2. Pursuing that purpose and passion
    3. Growth & Learning
    4. Contributing that purpose and passion to society/family/freinds etc
    5. Making Money doing that
    6. Gratitude and Appreciation for what you have and lastly
    7. Freedom

    Hope this helps!

    To your Success
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisrhea
    I think my number one secret to a happy life would be understanding that we are all spiritual beings and so knowing that all is well exactly as it is. In other words accepting yourself exactly as you are and also accepting everything else as it is This knowing has brought me the greatest joy and peace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy Chen
    Many of us have the notion that money will make us happy.
    Yes, money is important but the truth is we do NOT need money,
    we want what money can buy.

    Personally, what makes me happy is GROWTH and CONTRIBUTION.
    That's what I realise many successful people spent their time at.

    Actually money will come automatically as you IMPACT more people in your life.
    If you want to make a million, find a way to impact a million people.

    That's what makes me passionate about life.
    I love brainstorming and ask myself,
    so how can I impact millions of life for my next project?

    Try it out. Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    Monitor your thinking and what you let in.. this concept to me is absolutely bullet proof..

    Create a routine for the beginning of your day and for the end.. In both routines include reading or listening to something positive and inspirational.. this will drastically improve your thinking.. avoid things like the news, email, FB feeds in these routines.

    Remember..

    You can't control what goes on during your day, but you can always control how your day begins and how it ends..

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    In my opinion, the best ways to live a happy life are to try to solve problems, to help others, to think clearly, to persist even when things feel tough, to try to laugh and have fun often and to try to be as healthy as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author gela g
    My secret of living a happy life is acceptance.

    “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
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  • Profile picture of the author noelrosos
    For me, the secret to living a happy life is to be content with who you are and what you have. If you appreciate the little things, those that we take for granted, I don't see why you can't live a happy life. Also, you should choose to be happy and not let the negative things take over your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author neelihasan
    I think faith is the power. My practice and faith are the core of my personal and professional life. I believe that there is something greater helping me out in life. There are endless studies that show the benefits of faith and spiritual practice on physical health, mental health and Everything just goes better.
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  • Originally Posted by tobyjensen View Post

    Being in the present moment, staying in the present moment while dealing with problems to completely resolve them once and for all, permanently. Then to keep enjoying the present moment.

    Much, much more difficult than it seems.
    Good post.

    By seeking "happiness", you're actually ensuring that you never achieve it.

    That want and desire for something beyond what you already have will follow you forever. Even when you should be ecstatic, you'll still be seeking again before long.

    Just be content with the present and accept whatever life may throw at you.

    That's not to say that you shouldn't have goals, but you must enjoy the process of working towards and achieving them.

    Don't go to work miserable every day to reach some promised land that may never come.
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  • Profile picture of the author dapaleezy
    Set goals for yourself and just be true to you and everyone else around you
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    I think when you really find your path in life, you just know it. And from that moment on, you should follow it, no matter what others say or do because in the end, it will make you feel fulfilled and that's what really matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author convert411
    Gratitude! Be grateful for everything in life. All things you have currently, your past and future accomplishments.

    Start small with something you really love and build from there. If you can be grateful for just a couple minutes a day, everyday, and make it a habit you will start to increase the amount of time when you are grateful and then it will become a part of you.

    The other thing is to be creative instead of competitive. If you are in a creative mindset, there is no competition. You can focus on what you care about and create value for yourself and others. By fighting others you are only hurting yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author naimasaba
    I always feel happy because God give me more than my expectation.This is the secret of my happy life.
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