The ups and downs of happiness

The ups and downs of happiness

Most people recognise that not all in life will be perfect…or easy. And almost all those who’ve succeeded acknowledge that their success was at least partly dependent on how they bounced back from, or dealt with failure (see the quote below).

“If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.”

– Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States

Well happiness is, I believe, no different as moods will change and even the best (and happiest) will experience difficult and negative times. Just knowing and accepting this is crucial to happiness.

So don’t let distress or worry discourage you from continuing to seek happiness.