Forget the “Pursuit of Happiness.” Be Happy Now.

The pursuit of happiness makes me think of a journey or a treasure hunt, where people go on an adventure to find what they are missing–happiness. They hope that by the end of this journey they will reach some magical moment where all the pieces of some impossible puzzle are put together and suddenly they are happy, today and forever, and it stays this way forever and ever. 

Yet, the happiest people on the planet aren’t looking for happiness and they aren’t holding on to it, as if they were holding on to a dear life. Rather they are happy, period. They aren’t happy for any specific reason. In fact, they can be in the middle of a rather hard situation, which would break most people, and they are still thriving. 

Yes, being happy may feel like an impossible dream, especially when more than half of the population of the planet Earth is struggling to feel happy. Yet, it is completely possible if you focus on the right element of life and this is exactly what we teach here in Optimal Happiness.

Stop Copying & Start Living

Lately, “Mental Health” is becoming the latest trend, but mental health just sounds like another coping mechanism rather than a solution for a perfect life. As such, in order to create a life that we ideally want to live, we use a different set of tools, which I personally call Optimal Happiness. 

At this point, I remember a happiness paradox that states that the more we chase happiness, the further it seems to run away from us. I guess, this is because if we need to chase something it is because we don’t really have it and we don’t really know how to keep it either, even if we can reach this temporary goal

In other words, pursuit of happiness is a rat race, which just proves that we are probably unhappy and might need help. 

The Pursuit of Happiness – The Movie

This part of my life, this little part, is called happiness.

Will Smith from Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

This movie isn’t ultimately about the science and art of happiness. Instead, it is about someone who is struggling throughout a movie, and at the very end of it all they get what they want, which in their case is a job, which is supposed to magically solve all of their problems. 

After all, money is a solution for everything, right? Wrong. There are countless financially well-off individuals who are still very unhappy, some of whom sometimes even commit a suicide. So, money is only a solution to problems that the lack of money creates. In other words, yes, it is one of the important pieces of the puzzle for an optimized life, but it isn’t the only piece of the happiness puzzle. 

Furthermore, most movies end with the main actor getting what they want. So shouldn’t we call all movies “the pursuit of happiness?” 

The End to Pursuit of Happiness

The slogan of Optimal Happiness is: 

We offer happiness regardless of who you are, where you are from, and what are your life circumstances.

Roman Russo talking about mission statement of Optimal Happiness

This is because happiness is the number one goal and everything we do is for the sake of happiness, while happiness is the only thing we seek for its own sake (as stated by Aristotle). 

So if we want to be happy above everything else, and everything else (e.g., jobs, careers, money, relationships, traveling, etc) we search for the sake of happiness, should we not optimize our lives towards being the happiest we can be? I certainly think so.  

This is why Optimal Happiness might be for you if: 

  • Happiness is as important for you as it is for me, 
  • You don’t want to endlessly live in pursuit of happiness, 
  • You are tired of dealing with mental health issues, 
  • You are tired of copying, and 
  • You want to start thriving, 

Learn more about what we do.

Have a happy day!

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Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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