Are you waiting for happiness to fall in your lap? Are you waiting for someone to drop it in the tin cup of your life? Well, sorry to break it to you this way, but it won’t happen. It can’t happen. Happiness is not a thing someone can toss at you like change from a passing car window. It’s something that much more resembles the paycheck you earned at the end of a long and hard-fought work week.

Here’s the thing. Happiness is not an easy thing to get.

In many ways, it’s even more difficult than another perennial New Year’s resolution: weight loss. And here’s the reason why: measurable weight loss requires the consistent application of only one principle: Burn more calories than you swallow. Or, put another way, swallow fewer calories than you burn.

And unlike happiness, weight loss can be pursued directly. Happiness, on the other hand, is an indirect pursuit. It’s attained as a sort of side effect or byproduct, something caught while out doing other things. [read]

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