How To Find Happiness in Your Life

Do you know what you want from life? Are you happy? Do you know what happiness means to you? These are all questions which I ask myself most days as I seek to navigate through life in the search of living a happy life.

I am constantly inspired by those around my and I have one friend who is potentially the happiness man that I know, Bennett Kireker New York Mets fan and fellow hang gliding lover who seems to have done life in just the right way. I spoke with Bennett about searching for happiness an he had some very interesting things to say on how to find it. First I’ll give you a bit of background about the man and then some tips on how you can find the happiness that you want in life.

The Man

Bennett used to sell his own fruit and veg as a youngster to local restaurants and his love of agriculture took him into a course at university to study it. After leaving college, Kireker set up a business with a friend that sold imported Japanese farming equipment and before long the company found great success on a national level.  After the success of the company, Bennett moved down to Pismo Beach, California where he still runs his business and spends much of his time walking along the beach, spending time with his family, playing VR games and of course, traveling up to New York to watch sports, with a life like this, it is no wonder he is so happy.

The Tips

To find happiness in your life there is no magic pill, it is personal to you and you alone must find out the best course of action for you, here are some tips to help you do so.

Reverse Engineer

Try to visualize your life back to front, what is it that you would like to achieve in life, is it family? Kids? Wealth? Power? Once you can visualize what it is that you truly want, you can go after it with all that you have and you can map out a clear path to go and get it.

Testing

Very often you may not know what you want until you have experienced it and so you should put yourself in a variety of different positions and speak to a wide range of people to try and get to the bottom of what will make you happy. You may think that you want something, try your whole life to get it, finally achieve it and then realize you are not as happy as you thought you would be, avoid this by experiencing as much as possible.

Expectation

Happiness can often come from the simple things in life and whilst you should always aim to follow your dreams, you should also have realistic expectations about how well you will fare. Unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment which in turn can lead to unhappiness, the thing which we are all looking to avoid.

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