Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. Some things are fun the first time you do them, but we’re looking for Ask almost anyone what they want out of life, and they’ll either respond with “to be happy” – or things they believe will make them happy. “All men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” according to Benjamin Franklin.
“The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.” -Benjamin Franklin
So what does Benjamin Franklin mean by “you have to catch up with it yourself”?
“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” -Denis Waitley
“The truth is, you can skip the pursuit of happiness altogether and just be happy.” -Joshua Fields Millburn
“People tend to think happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.” -Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love
When we participate in the happiness that comes from pursuing
The Things That Count Most In The Pursuit Of Happiness
- The Right Companion.
Whether it’s a pet, a partner, or a community – humans are designed to need companionship and o
2. The Discovery of Joy.
As we grow to know ourselves, we might occasionally discover odd things make us really happy – like when
“Find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner
3. The Ability To Deal With Problems
One of the easiest ways to be happy is to let go of the things that make you sad. Problems are necessary – they are like fertilizer to our personal growth. Sometimes the things you are most scared of bring you the most joy. You won’t know any of that if you
“It’s not too late to change direction if you’re not at peace with the life you have now. Don’t put a deadline to your pursuit of happiness.” -Dodinsky