In Project Happiness, a book by Gretchen Rubin, the author starts with a confession that while she has a perfect life in terms of what is socially desired (family, good job, big house, etc.), she is still not as happy as she wants to be. This leads her on a journey of self-discovery and results in her writing Project Happiness. By the end of the book, she again confesses that she still hasn’t found that high level of happiness she desired, but she offers some ideas on how to feel happier.
Reading her book, I thought that Rubin’s story is relatable to so many people, but unfortunately, her book doesn’t solve the ultimate problem with which she started her work. She wanted to reach her happiest potential, and while she is leading a good life, she isn’t living a perfect one.
And so, there are millions of other people who are living wonderful lives, but they aren’t as happy as they want to be. They realize that they are doing a lot of “right” things, but they’re not sure what else they need to do to reach that threshold of happiness.
But happiness is possible, and if you are unhappy today, it’s because you aren’t doing some of the “right” things, while at the same time you are likely doing some “wrong” things.
I have written extensively about what this “right” and “wrong” entail, but if I can sum this up, I will say that the formula for Optimal Happiness has been written and perfected for some time now. In other words, while small improvements are possible here and there, overall the fastest way to go from A—whatever state of well-being you find yourself in today— to B—your maximal (optimal) happiness—is already created.
Yes, this formula would help Gretchen Rubin and millions of other people. And so, all you need to be happy is to apply the Optimal Happiness formula, and your happiness is guaranteed. In turn, if you fail to apply even a single part of this formula, it becomes that much harder to be happier, with most people failing to apply not one, not two, but several elements of the Optimal Happiness formula. Later, they complain that they are still not as happy as they ideally want to be, saying that perhaps happiness is not possible.
Of course, happiness is not possible for people who fail to apply the Optimal Happiness formula correctly. And so, if you want to learn what it really takes to join the happiness elite, the 1% of the happiest people alive, contact me and I will help you transform your life into a living adventure of a lifetime!