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Two Steps to Succeed and be Happy   by Howard Wand

Everyone should have a time when they rise and shine, and treasure the wonderful feeling of accomplishment.  For some it comes young and for others it comes later in life.  Regretfully it does not come for everyone, and that is unfortunate.  Why do some people miss the opportunity to rise and shine? What does it take to succeed and be happy?

There are many secrets to success, but here are two simple steps to finding success and happiness.  Accomplishing the first, often leads to the second.

Each person seeks one thing in life above all else: – “To be successful at something of personal value.”  Whether fame or fortune, it will be measured differently for each person and it won’t just arrive on its own. You must define what that “something of value” represents for you, and pursue it.  Attaining success can also be described with a single word, tenacity. That dogged determination to succeed at something.

We must also decide what happiness means to us.  It is not about things, ownership, or the thrills of the moment.  Happiness comes from understanding and accepting ourselves.  It is realizing that each of us comes into this world under different circumstances, environments, heritage, wealth, and status.  We arrive fully functional regardless of limited physical attributes or mental acuity.  A fresh page is given to us, and from that moment on we are in charge.  Our surroundings, family, religion, and associations, may initially affect us, but soon we are old enough to choose.  We become aware of who we are and what we can accomplish, if we decide to do it.  Unhappiness can be chosen by blaming the world, our parents, society, those who affronted or even abused us, and we can follow that lonely path to nowhere.

Happiness is like a magnet that attracts others to you who want to experience this same euphoria.  Finding that one thing of value at which we can succeed fulfills the first essential need.  Accepting and respecting who we are, and working to improve the hand we were dealt, leads us to the road of personal happiness.

Isn’t it time you got started?

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18 Responses to Blog & Articles

  1. Thomas says:

    Planning is everything and more is needed.

  2. Howard:

    You captured setting our life goals and desires perfectly. Thank you for the list!

  3. Ricky says:

    Children today are more self centered and wondering what they will get rather than what they will give.

  4. Chris Petrone says:

    Howard -good solid stuff- created a mindful of “awareness”- reminds me a little of Golf- when things seem to be going wrong sometimes it means going back to basics- grip/swing/slow speed- the first “muscle memory/ habits- if you will that got me back on track!

  5. Robt Wilson says:

    Thanks for a great article. Very informative.

  6. Greta says:

    Hi, letting you know that I enjoy your articles and a great website. Have a great day,

  7. Louis says:

    Keep doing a fine job.. Learning a lot and appreciate yr info..

  8. Chester says:

    Like your articles and look forward to your next book.. Keep up the good work..

  9. Perry says:

    I especially liked your Bus Driver article.. very helpful. and Why do others Succeed is great food for thought for anyone. Good luck to you.

  10. Edward says:

    Hi Howard – I hope this post goes thru as previous one didn’t. Great article on yr blog and enjoy yr articles. Keep it up.

  11. Claudia says:

    Keep rocking… lol.. Your website has a lot of good info. I will contact you directly re songs.

  12. Stephanie Mullins says:

    Thank you for your wonderful insight, Howard. I needed this today…and probably every day. Much love!

  13. Bob Seldon says:

    Very well though out and presented!!!

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