Imagine that you find the perfect pair of shoes in the store. You try them on, they fit you, they feel comfortable and they look great. You want these shoes more than anything, but they are expensive and you are not sure you can afford them without taking a risk. But you know these shoes will make you happy. You know it. Look how good they look on you! They are the key to your happiness. You take out your credit card and shop anyway.

What happens? You wear them for a week. You get used to them. Suddenly, you don’t care much about them anymore. They are simply part of your clothing collection. You are now a couple hundred dollars poorer and looking for the next form of fleeting material happiness.

Long-term satisfaction is true happiness

As much as you wanted those shoes, they weren’t the key to your happiness. All they were was a brief moment of joy. True happiness is lasting. True happiness lingers deep in your soul even when you have a bad day. True happiness is never fleeting.

How to find true happiness

Finding happiness involves three things:

• Achieve your goals to live without regrets.

• Surround yourself with people and things you enjoy.

• Make good decisions and experience emotional health.

When you want to find real happiness, you need to focus your energy only on the things that fit into one of those three categories. Every decision you make should make you happy in both the short and long term. Too many people choose one or the other. They choose “carpe diem” without looking at the long-term consequences of their actions, or they focus so much on the future that they forget to live in the present. True happiness is a balance: a life of happiness now, with the goal of maintaining that happiness with each passing day.

Looking for guidance to find true happiness

You can find true happiness in the world by achieving abundance with everything you experience in life. You are already equipped with the necessary tools to feel real and genuine satisfaction. All you need is the right level of guidance to focus your efforts, keep you motivated, and help you make the right decisions when it comes to creating your future.

Sometimes it takes a little help to create that healthy balance and live a life of abundance and satisfaction. Email me and we can discuss what direction you should take to achieve that level of happiness. Never forget that you can really achieve real satisfaction. The pursuit of happiness is not a myth, it is something that with the right direction, you will one day be able to understand for yourself.