The Blog of Jake Kelfer
I’ve been seeking out a definition of happiness lately but it’s been quite the challenging task. Sometimes, I think I have a good one and then I find a better one. Sure, I can look it up in the dictionary, but I believe that happiness is so much more than just words. It’s a state of mind, a genuine feeling of joy, and much more.
From Gandhi to Gretchen Rubin, the bestselling author of The Happiness Project, to Shawn Achor, the first positive psychologist I began studying, each one of these people define happiness in a unique way.
Here’s what 11 experts have to say about their definition of happiness.
One of the most fascinating things about happiness is we each think about it in a different way. In my 100 People in 100 Days experiment where I conduct 10 minute FaceTimes with people from all over the world, I’ve found that happiness is unique to us all. It’s dependent on where someone is in their life, who they surround themselves with on a frequent basis, and what they feel their purpose is.
Of course there’s other factors involved, but it just goes to show you that there are many definitions of happiness. The key is to finding what works for you and to live that definition finding as many moments as you can that achieves your definition of happiness.
Elevate in Action:
I am a motivational speaker on a mission to inspire people to achieve their own definition of success and reach the highest level of personal success and happiness.