Lets begin by putting our feet firmly on the earth. Self-Leadership has three goals: Happiness. Inspiration and Balance but the first of the three is the most complex.
What’s happy? Some people are happy being violent. Some people are happy climbing to the top of a mountain with just a tooth pick between life and death. Some people make billions and live on their own island and are still not happy. Others take happy pills and end up depressed. It’s a fickle subject, almost as evasive and mysterious as love.
So, lets cut through some layers.
The happiness I am speaking about is not immunity from troubles. That happiness is material and it’s really vulnerable to the swings of life and surprises.
Instead, I am talking about contentment. That’s a happiness that sits under the surface of life.
Many people confuse contentment with boredom but it’s really a completely separate topic. Contentment means that whatever you are doing right now, you are doing because you choose it, not because you need it.