I was recently talking with my friend Juan about what makes us who we are. Without being in any way critical, I asked him what he thought the secret to being truly happy was. His answer was simple, “It’s to get more than you want and less than you need.
Juan’s answer to that question is just one of the many things we teach at Visionary.org. He’s a student of happiness research and we’ve been trying to help him understand all the different facets of happiness. Our mission is to help the world become more like Juan’s life.
The first step in Happiness is to ask yourself the question, what are you really trying to achieve in this moment? Then focus on the results you want to see. You don’t have to make it perfect, but you do have to make it realistic. As you reach for more, you will also reach for less, and the more you do, you will lose more.
So the first thing we want to do as a team is to help this student of happiness research become more realistic. In the process we hope to help Juans life become more like his own.
Last week we posted a video on our youtube channel, saying that he was the most sadistic and evil person we had ever heard of. Well, as we thought that, we thought to ourselves, is that really what you want to be? Is that really the way you want to be? It turns out that even as evil as he was, Juans life has been much more positive.