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You Don't Think Happiness, You DO Happiness

Reading Adam Grant’s book, “Think Again” the following quote shouted streaking,

“When we pursue happiness, we often start by changing our surroundings…As Ernest Hemingway wrote, ‘You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another’...Our happiness often depends more on what we do than where we are. It’s our actions—not our surroundings—that bring us meaning and belonging.”

Happiness is born out of doing activities you deem meaningful. Not thinking about them not dreaming about them but doing them. However, we are often thwarted in our efforts to do meaningful activities because we feel to do them, we need to invest extraordinary time, money, and energy, three things of which we never have enough. We promise resolutely, “when I get the time, or money, or energy I will write that book, or invest in that microcredit fund, or teach a business class at the local community college.” What we find is the book never gets written, the funds are not available for the microcredit program, and your wisdom is never shared in a business class. Why? Because we unwittingly follow the laws of never achieving anything which are:


Law #1: Do it BIG or Don’t do it at All

Law #2: Don’t Record Anything Until You Accomplish Something

Law #3: Don’t Share with Anyone What You Want to Do Until You’ve Done It


Following these laws have laid waste to many of the meaningful activities that bring sustained happiness to life. So, what do you do? Streak.

Streaking is the secret to sustained happiness because, following the laws of Streaking gives you what you need to do meaningful activities every day. What are those laws?


Law #1: Make the Streak Laughably Simple

Law #2: No Record, No Streak

Law #3: Create or Join a Community of Streakers


Thousands of people have discovered that changing their thinking from, “What big thing can I contribute to life?” To, “How long can I do something laughably simple?” has made all the difference in sustained happiness. Like compound interest, the laughably simple activity done consecutively, be it daily, weekly, or monthly, builds through time until you have a Colorado River of happiness that creates a Grand Canyon of success.

Keep Streakin’,

Jeff

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