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”.
They say that a Masai warrior dies if locked up in prison. They are not able to imagine that this condition wouldn’t last forever. They neither live in the future nor in the past. The Masai only live in the present.
Fears and fear of loss. We know this, we are aware that they are bad, yet most of us seem incapable of shaking them off. I tell you, in fact, they are more dangerous for you than you can image. They paralyze you, make it impossible for you to stand up and take care of the problem.