The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Happiness is the key to Success

Albert Schweitzer once said:

"Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful."

That sounds really nice, doesn't it? And easy. Just do something you love and you will be successful. Find happiness and success will follow. But in this day and age, where unemployment is higher than it has been in two decades and people that do have jobs are spending half of their income on gas to get to work, survival is more important than success. So where does that leave happiness?

For most people, I think happiness is a fleeting state. Something that comes and goes, but rarely lasts. Most people I know complain more than anything else, and I would say it's impossible to be truly happy if you are focusing on the negative. Don't get me wrong, I do my own fair share of negative-focusing. I do it all day long. The thing is, I'm completely sick of it. The time for pain and suffering in my life has come and gone. I survived when survival was my main goal. Now it's my time for happiness, regardless of gas prices.

And with any luck, success won't be far behind.

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