Have you ever been at a point in your life where you have realized that you basically have all you need, but you are nevertheless not happy? Does this sound familiar? It’s not that you’re miserable or anything, it’s just that something seems to be missing.
I would like to share with you what I’ve learned the last two weeks when I was tied to a hospital bed in agonizing pain. I suffered for over 48 hours, from pain that was so overwhelming that all other reality was blurred out – until an emergency operation finally saved me from madness.
When someone asks me what the secret to happiness is I always give the same answer: You have to find out for yourself. Because I believe that what really matters is the process of finding it. The secret of happiness reveals itself to the one who pursues it – in an most individual way.
New Year’s resolutions are an annual ritual. They give us the opportunity to change what we do not like in our lives by “resetting” and starting all over again. A new year allows us to look back at bygones and consider them in the past. That’s why it’s easier to make a new start.
Someone said to me a very long time ago: “Eddie, there is no sadder thing in the world than a missed opportunity. When I look back on my life, the only things I regret are the things I haven’t done, never the things I’ve done”.
Ever had a bad time in the morning while driving to work? You see all the people around you on the train or bus, or all the other cars stuck with you in the traffic jam and you just hate them. Everything seems to upset you. Then it’s time to turn on the “switch”.