What Is Happiness In Life?

what is happiness in life

What is happiness in life is a question that many people ask and so many people are battling to find the answers? I think that for everyone happiness is different and personal.

Happiness Quotes

Before we look at what is happiness in life take some time to ponder over these quotes:

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney Harris

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”– William Morris

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”– Carrie Jones

“People should find happiness in the little things, like family.”– Amanda Bynes

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.”– Doug Larson

These people had what it takes to start a happiness movement of their own.

Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa.what is happiness in life

What about you?

You were meant for something greater and it’s time to share it with the world.

Isn’t it time to start your own happiness movement?

What Is Happiness In Life?

Are you happy and what does happiness mean to you?

Success is happiness.

We all want to be happy.

We know what happiness feels likes.

And we look for it in our daily lives.

Success isn’t about money.

It’s not about the car you drive.

It’s not about what you have on your resume.

To me, if you’re happy, then you’re successful.

So how do you stay happy?

As I said in the beginning, it is different for everybody but here’s what makes me happy:


Having my health is a tremendous gift as nothing takes away from your quality of life if you don’t have your health.

Having a healthy body allows you to go out there and enjoy life doing what you love doing and not feeling any pain and discomfort.

So look after your health, as it is difficult to be happy if you are ill.


I need the freedom to be able to do what I want when I want.

When I’m told what to do or restricted in what and when I can do things, I get frustrated and lose my happiness.

You could make $10 million per year but if you’re working 100 hour weeks and don’t have the freedom to enjoy it, does that make you successful?

Not in my mind.


I’m happy when I’m growing.

I’m also not happy when I’m not learning something new and feel like I’m stagnating.

It might be a new project in my business, a new travel adventure with my family, learning new salsa dance moves, whatever tickles your fancy…

The growth can come from anywhere but if I’m stuck in the same pattern for too long and not learning something new, I get unhappy.


This to me is actually the most important one and the least common with most people.

Think about when you are the happiest.

It’s usually when you are helping other people.

You bailed your friend out of a tough jam.

You helped a random stranger on the street.

You made a customer’s day with your service.

If I’m not making an impact, a real difference in people’s lives then I’m unhappy.

I’d even give up Freedom and Growth to have Impact because that’s the real happiness driver for me.


If impact drives you then the next step up is building a movement.what is happiness in life

Now it’s not you just helping your friend, or a random stranger, or a customer.

It’s changing the world.

Start your movement.


Hope some of this relates to you and helps you to decipher what is happiness in life.

Please leave your comments on what is happiness in life below as I would love to hear your interpretation.



Michel Maling

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