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How Most People Define Happiness

TalkShop people happinessEveryone aspires to be happy.   Different drives and motivations all directed towards the same aspiration.  Each person has his own way of defining that universal and unifying value called happiness. It is as varied and subjective as the way it is perceived, processed, and achieved by each one.

Happiness comes about in various ways. It is the feeling of joy, well-being, and contentment.  Some are happy about positive events in life. Some equate happiness with accomplishments.  A good number of people value inner peace, while others are bent on acquiring material things, influenced by media to want more and strive for perfection.   There are those who are happy with the status quo, and some who claim to be happy when they have more.

Sheila Viesca , TalkShop CEO shares that “ There are three phases of happiness. From feeling pleasure when one gets in touch with his sense of appreciation, on to the feeling of connection with others like family and friends, and finally the feeling of purpose which happens when one shares his uniqueness for a greater purpose. Among the three, connection and purpose make the experience authentic.  A large part of happiness therefore involves sharing.

Is one in control of happiness?  Viesca answers,One who has to go through life’s ups and downs is presented with more choices to be happy or at least strive to be happy.  We are born with the birth right to be happy, that is why the choice has always been within each one.  You can choose to be miserable as you look back at what your life could have become but didn’t, or you can choose to open up to the glorious possibilities ahead and gifts that come with your existence, every step of the way.”

Viesca added, “Naturally, things will not always work out the way you want them to despite your positive outlook and the choice to just be happy.  Of course not. But they will always be better than you have ever expected. It’s funny how we tend to forget how amazing our God is and how big our faith could be.  We came from a Divine Creator who has always known what is best for us.  Nothing can be more clear: All that is asked is that we tap into our full potential to create our dreams, channel our efforts to do good, and be the best we can be.  People who have found true happiness know that success does not result in happiness. Happiness results in success.  Happiness is the choice, value, and purpose that resonates from within.   In the end, it does not matter so much how you define it.  Just know that the more we practice it,  the more reasons we find to be happy with what we have and appreciative of the many more blessings to come.

Viesca helps people in the quest to find deeper meaning in life through Life Coaching. Learn to be truly happy to be healthy, creative, and productive. For queries call TalkShop at 894-5588 or log on to www.talkshop.ph.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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