Friday, June 19, 2009


What would it take to make you really happy? Being a huge financial successor or having the biggest house in town or owning a private jet? That's what others tell us is the key to happiness. Well, most of us may not agree with this.

Unless you have some innate, personal love of a big house or helicopters, don't let yourself buy into someone else's idea of a good life. If you do, you're in for a big letdown. Because no one but you has any idea what will make you happy.

What you love is as unique to you as your fingerprints. Nothing will make you really happy but doing what you love. Just look at people who are actually living their dreams. You can see a calm focus in their eyes and patience in their actions. They know they're in the right place, doing the right thing.

Somewhere inside yourself you know what you love, too. You dream of starting your own business, or traveling the world, or finding the right mate; you wish you could ride the horses on your own ranch, or go diving off the Great Barrier Reef with a fabulous underwater camera.

Or maybe you don't know exactly what your dreams are, but you can sense them somewhere deep within you. Even when they are not defined, they're not far away. Dreams are almost impossible to get rid of. They keep reminding you that that you're not satisfied with your life, that something crucial is missing.

And that's very lucky for you. If your dreams didn't trouble you, you'd forget them entirely. That's what you were trained to do. Most of us were told that we'd have to make daunting sacrifices to go after what we love. Whenever we dream out loud, we're criticized for being foolish by people who really have no idea how special we are. As a result, we crush our dreams without giving them half a chance.

1 comment:

Dimple said...

hmm... great lookout for our dreams.i had read that we plan our life ourselves before taking birth.As we grow older we are so much intended to newer things that we forget our plan of life. DREAMS are a reminder for us ,for plan of life.But what if the dreams are hysterical, violent, horrifying....