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7 Keys to True Happiness

Updated on March 14, 2010

Is the Answer to Happiness in Your Hands?

It could be!
It could be!

What is Happiness?

Everyone desires happiness, yet so many people struggle to find it. This could be because they are searching in all the wrong places. Happiness is not something we can find in others, if we do not have first in ourselves. At least not lasting happiness, and let's be real we all want lasting happiness. This hub will help people take the 7 important steps to finding a lasting happiness.

7 Crucial Steps to Happiness....

  1. Accepting Christ into your life. This is the beginning of the rest of your new life. The most rewarding and important decision you will ever make. There could be several hubs on this one topic, but for sake of the readers I will get the point. There are many truths that we, as Christians, know. In regards to happiness, you have to know that there is a God and He is someone bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than your boss, bigger than your worst enemy, or greatest nightmare. If you let HIm guide your life you can get through anything, His word promises us that ("I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me." Philippians 4:13)
  2. Live for the moment. We are not promised tomorrow, we only have today. Make the best of what you have right in this moment. Love it, cherish it, and make it count. Worrying will not add a single day to your life! In fact, stress can shorten your life.
  3. Make time for yourself each day. This is very important. We all need a little "me" time. You cannot be reach your full potential as a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, ect. if you are not reaching your potential of being the best you. You can only drive a car on an empty tank for so far before it stops. Remeber to refill your tank!
  4. Find a balance! Everything has a balance, and it isn't always easy to find, especially in today's crazy society. However, this is crucial to happiness. Everything has a balance.
  5. Love and Give to others. When we show love to others, we feel good about ourselve, the same can be said for when we give to others. Make sure to let those around you feel loved and appreciated, and you too will find a reward in this. Remember to show love to everyone. The Bible tells us as Christians to love our enemies. This can be difficult, but it is not impossible especially if you seek God's help.
  6. Forgive. I have written an entire Hub on the importance of forgiving. When we forgive others it really benefits ourself. It keeps us from becoming hardened and bitter. It frees us and allows us to move forward.
  7. If you aren't happy with an area of your life, change it! There will never be a better time than now. Life is too short to be miserable. No one else can fix the issues in your life. You have to be the one that says, "Hey I deserve better, and I refuse to settle any longer," because no one else can say it for you! You have so much potential, and God has a special plan just for you if you will open your heart to Him.

Change is not Always Bad, It can be very, very Good

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    • Sunnyglitter profile image

      Sunnyglitter 7 years ago from Cyberspace

      It took me a long time to realize that I needed "me" time to be a better mom, gf, and friend.

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      Amy Dean 8 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

      Thank you. I absolutely can go deeper! :) I do not think there is anything wrong with wanting to be happy in life. For me, my goal in life is to bring others to God, and do my best to follow the plan He has for my life. I have found that by seeking to do things His way versus my own, it brings blessings and such happiness/joy to my life in a way I have never experienced.

      As for pride, selfishness, and fear holding people back,when it comes to pride, it can stand in the way of many things in life, such as, admitting when you are wrong, being willing to learn from a mistake, and more importantly forgiving others. I think for those that are too prideful to forgive, they need to realize it is to their own benefit and success that they forgive others, it isn't for the sake of others. I truly believe pride can destroy a persons life. As for selfishness, it is easy to get caught up in the self-centered mindset many people hold in today's society. Sometimes people think, if I don't look out for myself who will. The answer to that is God. He will never leave nor forsake you. However, He will not force Himself on you either. That is the beauty of freewill. Lastly you mentioned fear. I relpy simply by saying what can be more fearful than an eternity in hell??? For this, I cannot think of anything. Now I do understand the fear of giving up life as you know it. I have been there, but I must admit it was the most beautiful change I have ever experienced. To this day, I haven't felt like I have really given anything up because my accepting Christ I gained everything! Have a blessed day, and thank you very much for taking the time to read my Hub!

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      Blake Flannery 8 years ago from United States

      You are spreading wisdom with this one. Can you go deeper? Should a person's goal in life be happiness or something else?

      Maybe the trick to happiness is aiming for something else and getting a cool side effect of happiness. I like #1, 2, and 5 the most.

      What if you have pride, selfishness, and fear holding you back? You might click off this hub right away. How do we get over those barriers before moving on to your suggestions?