You’ll Never Know What You’ll Find Until You Open Your Eye’s And Look!
I was sitting here thinking what will I write about for the Mental Dimension News, when it hit me that I need to write about the path to happiness.
Now I have written a book titled “The Path To Happiness”, but I was interested in a different perspective, so I Googled “The Path To Happiness,” kinda hoping I’d see my book in the top ten – BUT – that didn’t happen – no extra happiness there haha.
But what I did find brought a tear to my eye. Upon reading this very impressive article I was floored to find out it was written by a teen. A TEEN! Seriously, how impressive is that – A TEEN writing about the path to happiness and not only does he get it – HE NAILED IT!
Thank goodness I opened my eyes today and I was rewarded with a new found faith for humanity. Boy do I wish things were this impressive when I was a kid – THANK GOD FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY!
Enjoy the read and by all means keep smiling!
A Simple Path to Happiness and Success
By Jake OCallaghan
“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.” ~Dalai Lama
Success is something most of us want. But we want happiness, too.
I think we go about these two important things the wrong way. With some simple changes, I believe anyone can become both happy and successful.
The Conventional Success Story
A man, dissatisfied with his life, wants to become successful, and, therefore, happy.
So he seeks out a millionaire. The millionaire is the head CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. He has fancy cars, many possessions, and most importantly, a huge mansion.
His business is the leader in his industry. It’s safe to say, he’s a conventional success.
Let’s call the first man Cody and the millionaire Richard.
Cody asks Richard “How do I become successful?”
“Walk to the beach with me,” Richard says. “I will teach you the secret to success.”
He agrees and they proceed onto the sand. Richard continues walking into the ocean. Cody is a little confused, but he follows.
Water is now up to their shoulders. Richard turns, and pulls Cody underwater.
Cody is terrified.
He flails maniacally. He scratches. He kicks. He elbows Richard. He uses every bit of his strength trying to get this man off him.
But it’s no use.
His seconds are passing away. He wishes. He prays. He struggles even harder.
But he is becoming lightheaded. He knows he’s finished. He looks out from the water one last time…
But then he is above water. Richard pulled him out.
Cody gasps for air and spits out water. “What th… What the hell was that for?” he yells.
“To be successful,” says Richard, “you need to want success like you wanted to breathe.”
Gasping For Air
This story is for the super-achievers—people who want to do great things. We often admire these people. You might even want to become like Richard.
It was my philosophy, too. In fact, that story inspired me more than anything I had ever heard. I thought constantly about it, trying to apply it to my life…
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