by Gordon Bryan
Who is the happiest person you know? Not the happiest person
you know of, but the happiest person you actually know?
Maybe someone you work with
Maybe a friend
Maybe a member of your family
Maybe the hot dog seller on the corner
Do they enjoy what they do?
Now, obviously I can't know who you're thinking of, but I can
tell you whether or not they enjoy what they do. (Ok, here's a clue,
the answer begins with Y' and ends with es'.
They enjoy what they do, they do it for a reason, it is either
on a path Towards a goal, or it was the goal they worked hard for
Maybe the hot dog seller used to be a high flyer in the world
of finance, but could no longer stomach the stress and the power
politics. Maybe now he's his own boss, and instead of spending every
weekend flapping over computer reports, he spends them fishing in
They enjoy the present and plan for tomorrow.
You could pay me a hundred grand to write a newsletter about
widgets, but I wouldn't enjoy it. I'd get stressed, maybe even an
ulcer, who knows? Leave it to the widget lovers.
But my newsletter about self-improvement, goal achievement and
wealth creation? I LOVE writing it!
I love the fact that I can work for myself, helping others to
make their lives more free and powerful. It doesn't earn me a hundred
grand, but that isn't the point here or more accurately,
it's precisely the point! It makes me happy!
In fact, probably the happiest time of my life was when I was
earning the least, as a newcomer in the entertainment industry,
where the money would certainly be described as poor'!
Something had clicked inside me though, and I knew I was following
my passion. I felt like I was enjoying the deep end, rather than
just paddling at the shallow end of life's pool.
So there we are! Don't do what you do just for money. Whatever
the elusive meaning of life' may be, it surely isn't that!
1 simple key to happiness? Do what you enjoy, and enjoy what
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