Some people think the purpose of life is to be happy. Maybe they’re right, maybe not.
What is certain is that entrepreneurs need to be happy.
Being happy attracts good things. Opportunity, clients, people, are like moth to a flame. You want a happy flame.
Being happy exudes good energy. Being unhappy exudes bad energy.
Like attracts like. You want to be surrounded by good energy, by happy people. You need to be happy.
Some people think happiness comes from within. That’s mostly true, but in the 1800’s a psychologist called William James proved that you can make yourself feel happy even if you are sad inside.
You must simply act happy.
Here are some easy tricks:
- Be grateful
- Get sun on your skin
- Think positive thoughts
- Spend time with happy people
- Spend time with people who love you
The most important technique for being happy is to find the silver lining in every cloud. You need to practice seeing opportunity in difficulty. Turning lemons into lemonade.
Practice, practice, practice. Eventually it becomes unconscious and you will unthinkingly see the upside to any situation that life throws at you.
And you will always find it easy to be happy.
Of course, one of the best ways to be happy is to have enough money to never worry about money. That’s why you want to be an entrepreneur. To attain financial freedom.
To be an entrepreneur, you need to be happy.