According to Wallace Wattle in his wonderful book The Science of Getting Rich, he describes the subject of research this way. Studying poverty can only create more of the same, focusing our attention on anything will cause the subject to evolve.
The twentieth century has seen more of its share of confronting study and research leading to the exact opposite of the intention. We have discovered more diseases in all field of medicine than ever before. Psychological research was primarily focused on mental illness. The fact is that for every one hundred articles publish on mental illness only one published on mental health. We now have a much better understanding of depression, schizophrenia, and other “negative elements” of human behavior; unfortunately, we made much less progress toward scientifically understanding the elements of health and optimal living.
And thanks to the very few that focused their effort toward discovering the other side by researching happiness and other such positive human behaviors. People like Martin Seligman who, as the President of the American Psychological Association and his colleagues created a new branch of research labeling it “Positive Psychology.”
It’s pretty exciting to look at the scientific research that is being conducted on subjects such as the value of self-awareness, goal directed behavior, altruism, gratitude and other aspects of optimal living.
Following on the discovery made during that time it was discovered that improvement in the basic core virtues described as
Wisdom and knowledge Courage Love and humanity Justice Temperance Spirituality and transcendence, the wholeness of one’s life reach a level of happiness not linked to any outside interference such as money, material acquisition, and relationship but that instead all of the above exist only as a result of inner happiness.
So by first focusing on your strength, and not your weakness, is the core issue of the creation of happiness. Here again we see that the real secret is our inner existing strengths our inborn gifts, and by further developing those we will discover the core of our search for happiness and no other ways.
Here is a site you might take advantage of www.AuthenticHappiness.com You will find tests and have fun getting to know yourself better with scientifically valid tests on everything from gratitude and meaning to optimism and “grit.”
But before you go there and start playing with the different test offered I suggest for you to write down what you think are your five greatest strengths. Yes please do it now and come back to the post.
So what did you find? Exiting? Yes?
There are three kinds of orientation, a job, a career and a calling. You can be a doctor that practices just to create a great income, that’s a career or you can be a garbage collector and see your occupation as providing a cleaner safer environment, that’s a calling. You can punch the clock and collect a paycheck, that’s a job or you can have a career to enjoy the benefits of advancement and mastery of a given domain it’s just a career. Here is the beauty any job or career can become a calling (vocation) and any calling can become a job. Your choice.
So what are your strength go ahead make that list again, very important to keep your strength in front of you at all time, how can you apply your strength in everyday life, at home at work at play, create your calling by writing down a description of your strengths, here is my example. I use my curiosity to do the research needed for the conduct of workshops and seminars offering the best available information to the participants helping them find their way in life.
So go ahead and write a short description of all your 5 strengths. Keep them with you and live your calling.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” ~ Albert Einstein
For the past few years I am using and teaching a technique called The One Command. I encourage you to investigate. It is bringing me closer and closer to my life goals and already I have witnessed great success because of it Visit my link. http://tocleaders.com/bernardt/
Or e mail me bernard tritz
By phone 250 658 6703
Cheers and best of everything.