Are You Really Happy?

Yes. Stupid Question Right. We get Instant Reply from our Mind, but actually it’s a Question to our Heart.

We all want to be Successful, but Success should not be confused with mere amassing of Wealth, earning good Salary at job, reaching pinnacle of Glory in our Field.

Success is more than the mere achievements of Materialistic Things. Take the case of an Individual who was determined to forego all leisures, pastimes and enjoyments and even ignored family and friends to earn money. When after years of hard work, he finally got Rich. He had money but no Real Friends or Family to Enjoy the Success with, He had money to eat out at best hotels every day but lost his appetite, Is he Really Successful? Certainly Not!

If mere Money, Name and Fame were meaning of Success, then why many Celebrities, Super Rich Individuals, get addicted to Drugs, have to go to Rehab, they get depression attacks and few even commit suicide. They have reached pinnacle of Fame, but on their Journey they lost all Friends. When World lies at their feet, but they have lost the Zest for Life. They take happiness for Granted and try to postpone it.

If we read autobiography or biography of Successful Individuals and even watch their interviews, One Single Thing they regret is Ignoring Friends and Family, sacrificing happiness in their quest for Fame, Power or Wealth.

We should prepare Our Plans for Life in such a way that it allows us to Enjoy Short Term Successes, while we still thrive to win Our Long Term Objectives.

Smile – We meet hundreds of people Daily, but we don’t even care to look at them. Just smiling at while passing by when we meet People at Work Place, Mall, Bus, Trains etc. If we Smile, most people will Smile back, and You Never Know it may be the Only Smiling Face they See the Whole Day. Greeting everyone with Smile when we Arrive or Leave at any Place. Happiness of Making Someone Smile, cannot be bought by any amount of Money. We can fill our Life with these small moments of Joy without any Cost, as Smiling does not incur any Costs.

Help – Helping others is the Best Way of Making Good Friends. We can help others by lending books to our Neighbours, Colleagues etc, Helping your companions at Work when they require any help. We sometimes know that someone needs help and we can help them but we just ignore as we are too busy with ourselves. Helping Someone without any Expectations and when he really requires can bring a lot of Happiness and Joy, and can even make us true friends.

Unhappiness is due to Greed, Worry, Jealousy and Suspicion. While Generosity is the Prime Factor of Happiness.

Be Content – Being Content does not means, not having Goals and Dreams. Just be content and Happy with God, for whatever he has given us. While Striving for Better Results, we should not get bitter with defeat or delays. If we get discontent we will not be able to enjoy what we have achieved or what we already have.

Always Remember while Success often depends on circumstances of time, place and people, while Happiness depends entirely on Yourself. Whenever you feel otherwise, just say to Yourself.

“You Can be Happy, only if you Realize that it is not Our Position in Life that Matters, but our Disposition”

As I said in my Last Blog Post, we should not Worry, what has happened in Past, We should only think of “One Day at a Time”. As Christmas and New Year round the Corner, take time out of our Lives, Wish our Friends and Family, Talk to them, Meet Them, Be Happy.

“Best Way to find Happiness is not to Search for It, But Create It”.

Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year.

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8 thoughts on “Are You Really Happy?

  1. Carla Frey

    Rocky, this was a very timely piece for this time of year when many of us are reviewing our goals..its important to include valuable time for relationships and relaxation with family and friends. it doesn’t have to cost a lot, its just the time to really BE there. Thanks for a great post!

    1. Rahul Taneja Post author

      Thanks Carla. Family and Friends are Most Important Thing in Life. Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  2. Nick Grimshawe

    Excellent post. Are Your Really Happ? is a good reflective question to ponder from time to time and to make sure we anchor our dreams and their goals on some thing that inspires us to lift ourselves up to our full potential by doing what we love, rather than chasing fame, glory or money. Wealth comes from doing the work of our passion.



  3. Mahesh

    WOW….Great Post…KUDOS for this one,
    while we(or anyone) look at the successful
    people(so called Celebrity etc.), we do a grave mistake & that is we
    only recognize their Success’s. We DON’T WANT
    to look at their dark side! Instead of looking
    at their misery & saying, “Thank God at least
    I don’t have all of those troubles!”.

    Look at what got them there & avoid those pitfalls! That’s
    what understanding is all about. In short be the
    part of the solution & not of the problem.
    On this Special occasion of the year. I wish everyone
    a prosperous, happy & safe Christmas & Happy New Year
    in advance.

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