Are You Happy?
Blake Sergeant says happiness is about growth. “When people are improving and growing that’s where happiness comes from. You don’t always need to be ecstatic to be happy.” He identifies three types of happiness:
- Rock star happiness is buying a car, having a big night out. It’s like striking a match. It’s easy, but it’s also short lived and burns out quickly.
- Flow happiness is when we’re enjoying the activity we’re doing – we’re in the moment.
- Mission happiness is the longest-lived, but it’s the one people focus on least. It’s about finding meaning in things. If you feel like you’re living your mission, then that is the most stable form of happiness. It can be finding one thing that you’re good at and doing it really well. Finding fulfilment is lot simpler than people realise.