June 13, 2011 Leadership, Thought Provoking

I’ll be happy when ???

“I’ll be happy when….” is the way many people think as they are living their lives. Yet, happiness is not something that happens to you. Happiness comes from the inside.  What do you need to have, to allow happiness to surface?

Happiness = K (knowing who you are) X D (discovering your life’s work) X L (learning not to tolerate what’s not important).

That’s the formula for happiness–know yourself, your true calling and that you get what you tolerate.  By the way sometimes your true calling is exactly what you do everyday.

When you know your innate signature talents, your values, assumptions/beliefs, guiding principles, vision and passions are you
able to bring your true self to your professional and personal lives.

In medicine, you look at how ‘well tolerated’ a drug will be related to its side effects. At work and at home, many people evaluate new
opportunities related to what can be well tolerated.

Yet after life, most people don’t want their tombstone to read, ‘He tolerated stuff for other people because they paid him.’  Especially, when we realize that we can make more money and have more fun doing work that engages our passions. Life is too  short for doing work you don’t enjoy for people you don’t respect.

Your Life Signature is the tracing of the talents you are given and how you express them in your life and in everything you do.

Food for thought for your Monday morning.