Feb 22, 2021
Quote of the Day
Inky Johnson- Never complain
about something you are not willing to change.
Mondays I like to talk about Prosperity Pillars or
Principles that can guide you through the week. Today I want
to talk a bit about Happiness and how it is directly tied to
your actions in your day to day life.
I have been re reading a great book from Gary Keller
called the One Thing. I highly recommend this book, podcast,
In the book he talks about focus and identifying your One
But I love how he always ties things in to an overall
objective with your life. Too many times we spend so many
days chasing success without Creating a Life.
And the irony is that your best life is created when you are
pursuing success, action, and talents (you have) in the service of
others and a greater cause than yourself.
He talks about happiness and fulfillment and makes a good
distinction in my opinion.
"Happiness happens on the way to fulfillment. Your life
is defined by your purposeful path, not the outcomes." -Gary
Dr Martin Seligman, past president of the American
There are 5 Factors…building blocks of happiness and
They represent the Acronym PERMA…the PERMA Theory.
1- Positive Emotions- gratitude for past, present and future
2- Accomplishments- achievement, success, or even
3- Relationships- connections to others is essential to
4- Meaning- something bigger than yourself.
5- Engagement- experiencing a state of flow
He believes that Engagement and Meaning are the surest ways to
find effective and lasting happiness.
This fits right in line with my partner Robert Stuberg's
philosophy about Finding and Staying inside your unique
Talent. Robert has proven with thousands of clients that
the greatest successes will come when you find the areas of
performance where you are passionate and excellent. But, the
Key is to use these talents in the service of others.
I’m not talking about just “service” or “non
profit”…I am talking about serving others in whatever capacity fits
a “bigger meaning” than just you. This certainly
can mean in the marketplace.
BUT…remember…and this is the key...Happiness is only a
by product of Action. You must take action toward your
goals and desires.
Plus, when your daily actions are part of a bigger meaning,
you will experience the greatest levels of happiness…so its a win
So this week I’d like to have you do a couple things…
First, be aware of what activities you are focused on. Make
sure you are staying inside your UT…spend time
identifying what that is…It is helpful to find someone to help
you really clarify this in your life.
Second, make sure that you make the decision to focus
on something greater than yourself. I know that happiness and
fulfillment is important to all of us, but you must realize
that it happens best when you take the focus off yourself.
Finally, I want you to remember that ACTIONs are Key
for you this week. Take action. Say yes and then figure
it out. Be actively pursuing your goals, dreams and best
life. Don’t sit in planning and strategy mode
and certainly don’t put off anything till tomorrow…do it
You can always make course corrections.
Thanks for listening.
George Wright III