Are You Happy?

I love simplicity, and my favorite infographic of the month boils happiness down to its simplest form.

Are You Happy?

CLICK HERE to download the Are You Happy infographic.

As I look at this image, two things come to mind.

For those who are unhappy…I’m reminded of the definition of Insanity.

Definition of Insanity

So, if we’re not happy, change something. If you’re not happy, what’s the first thing you’ll change starting TODAY?

For those that are happy…


It’s all about choices. I choose to be happy.

Where you are today is simply a result of the choices you made yesterday, and where you’ll be tomorrow is simply a result of the choices you’ll make today. Happiness is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts, and since you have control over your thoughts, you can choose to be happy.

Frederick Koenig said, “we tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” That means that gratitude is linked to our happiness. The more grateful we become, the happier we seem to be.

I believe that life is a do it to yourself proposition, and as the infographic says…If you’re not happy, then change something. If you are happy, then keep doing more of whatever you’re doing now.

The bottom line is that happiness is an inside job and I will never assign anyone else that much power over my life. We tend to be about as happy as we make up our minds to be.

What will you choose today?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share a comment.