You see, I know many people who are unhappy since they spend most of their lives at jobs they don’t like.
These people get that empty feeling in the pit of their stomach around 3:30 PM every Sunday as they think about the commute into the job they’re completely bored with and/or in some cases flat out hate.
It’s Not Quitting Your Job
And while I’m personally drawn to the entrepreneurial life not everyone is.
So the “secret” isn’t to buy some Internet marketing get rich quick eBook that promises to teach you how to work from home 4 hours a week whilst raking in piles of money. That’s a bunch of hogwash.
It’s Not Getting Rich
Furthermore, making lots of money isn’t the “secret” either.
In fact, I know some extremely wealthy people who are miserable. Sure they drive awesome cars and lived in mansions… but they’re not happy people.
It’s Not About Family Time
Now this one is tricky… since, for me, nothing is more important than being with my wife and kids. Nothing.
But, just the same, not everyone has a spouse and children… thus the “secret” I’ve discovered isn’t about spending more time with them.
You see the secret I’ve discovered applies to every living person on earth – from the new born baby to the elderly person nearing the end of their life.
The Secret Is…
So what’s this secret you ask? Do you have any ideas?
I thought about ending the article at this point to hear everyone’s thoughts but have decided to go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. Here goes.
The secret to living a happy life is right in front of you. Literally. You see the secret to living a happy and fulfilled life is to constantly learn.
Yep. That’s it. The secret is to never stop learning.
If you hate your job/life chances are you haven’t learned anything new in a long time.
And if you happen to like your job and feel as if you’re living a happy life it’s my guess you seek out new things to learn on a consistent basis.
This Explains Job Hoppers
I recently spoke to a person who said they can only work in the same job for a few years before they “have” to move on.
And while they didn’t say this I’m guessing the main reason they seek a new job is because they want to learn something new.
They may not realize it but boredom, at its core, seems to be more about the lack of learning and growth than anything else.
Constantly Seek Knowledge
So, no matter what you’ve been called to do in life one thing is certain. You should never stop learning.
You should seek out new knowledge and skills at your job, at home, and at church if you’re a person of faith.
You see, the minute you stop learning at your job, at home, or at church is the beginning of the end.
What makes this so hard is most leaders of people don’t understand this secret so you’re going to have to manage up a bit. That’s the bad news.
The good news is once you’re successful managing up these leaders will be happier people as well which is a fantastic thing for all involved.
Do You Agree?
Now, obviously, there are other aspects that must be in place to live a happy life.
For example, being with people you genuinely like, taking care of your health, and earning enough money to provide for yourself and your family are, of course, important. But, without learning, these aspects alone will falter.
Do you agree?