What Is The Secret of Happiness And Success In Life?

What is the secret of happiness and life? Is it having the coolest friends in the world? Is it living in a beautiful home or focusing on being healthy? You probably know that there is more to it than what I just listed above.

Sometimes I ask myself endless questions like; why do I get up and drive to work everyday? Why do I get so annoyed by careless drivers every time they cut me in traffic? Why do I feel like I don’t make enough money? Why am I driving an old Honda when everyone else on the right, left, front and behind me on the highway seems to be driving brand new cars? Here is the thing, I don’t feel like that anymore and I have discovered the secret to happiness and I am going to share with you today!

what is the secret of happiness
What is the secret of happiness and life?

 Is There an Answer To This Question?

As a matter of fact, there are so many answers to this very question but until you dig deeper into your own life, you will never discover this secret. You will not figure it out by watching a movie or reading a well-written book. You might not even find out this secret by going through a tough life experience. But how do you find out?

Some people will tell you to believe in yourself. Some will advice you to serve others while others will tell you there is no secret to life.

At some point, you will realize that none of these answer the big question of ‘What is the secret of happiness?’ So, because you want the truth, you keep looking and searching. You think all night about it and everything seem to lead you towards the idea that having a lot more money than what you currently have will help you solve a lot of problems. Is that true?

Do You Know How Rich You Are and Why You Will be Shocked!

I don’t do this very often but just to show you what I mean here, I am going to share a personal piece of information. Take a quick look at this snapshot I took from here where you can go and check how rich you are compared to the rest of the world. I was not only shocked but I also realized something very important that helped me discover this secret.

what is the secret of happiness
secret of happiness

I could stage an endless debate on whether being in the top 0.31% richest people in the world is a big deal or not but my point is simple:

First, having a lot of money is most certainly not the secret to happiness. It is just evidence of success.

Secondly, having everything you want is not the secret of a successful life. Without comparing myself to others (who live in different countries under totally different living conditions), I would like to say that you are richer than you think and yet you are not as happy as you would like to be!

 So What Is The Secret of Happiness ?

If this next line does not surprise you is because it is not a surprise. So what is it that has transformed my thinking from wanting stuff to being able to live a fulfilled life? From being outraged by impatient drivers to successfully convincing myself that I don’t need to get mad at them. It is very simple!

The secret to happiness is GIVING AWAY A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY! 

Yes, I said giving away your money! It really works magic! But how does it really work? I know for sure how tempting it is to make it known that you have done something generous to someone. You have to be a true altruist – and that is really all you need!

If you checked out that website I shared above, you might have scrolled down and saw that there are many people around the world that could use your help and even more amazing is the fact that it only takes a few dollars (put your currency here) to make a huge difference in other people’s lives!

I challenge you to try it! Start by giving away a small portion of your earnings. Start with just a few dollars a month. Don’t tell anyone about it. It is between you and whoever needs your help.

By the way, I didn’t pull this straight out of the book of Karma even though I think it works exactly the same (if you strip out the reincarnation stuff)! So, go forth and be generous.

Just know that money in your pocket/bank will not make your life more fulfilling. Changing  someone’s life certainly will!

So What is the secret of happiness? The answer is simply being generous. And it does not have to be money. Give away anything you have. Don’t hold back. Just understand the fact that there are greater things in life than being richer than 7 billion people on earth. Figure out your purpose and you and I could make this world a better place!

Have a great day!

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Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

One Comment on “What Is The Secret of Happiness And Success In Life?

  1. Abdul Qoyyuum Reply

    March 31, 2014 at 4:09

    Here’s a few other secrets of happiness I’ve found to be effective:

    And go search on Youtube for: “Gift – Singapore Drama Short Film //Viddsee”

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