I'm not sure there is a one size fits all model or example for what makes each of us happy. And let's face it the secret to life at the end of the day is about your personal happiness.
Your personal happiness does effect others around you.
Our own definition of happiness comes in different forms, from simple moments of time each day, to reflecting upon our life journey.
I believe happiness comes in the form of daily successes and those daily successes add up to overall satisfactions or our "Happiness".
Those successes take on many forms and for the most part are the results of our daily decisions.
Did I decide to call an old friend or colleague? Did I decide to help someone without them asking. Did I decide to address an issue that was bothering me? Did I decide to show up today and be positive?
Human nature, generally speaking pulls all of us in the direction of enjoyment, respect from others and being around positive, friendly people.
I recently heard one of the greatest examples of the "Secret To Life".
Scott O'Neil, a legend in the sports industry, during a recent interview said two profound things that resinated with me.
"You should be able to explain your life and job in three words. It shouldn't be any more complicated than three simple words".
His "Secret To Life" is very simple. Here it is...
"When your feet hit the ground in the morning, you should want to sprint to work. Excited about your day and what you do for a living. And...When your day is over, you should want to sprint home to be with your loved ones".
It's rather pure and simple.
Your happiness is the secret. Happiness in being truly fulfilled whatever your definition of personal fulfillment may be.
Perhaps it's financial freedom, respect at work, great friends, helping others, spiritual, a loving family. Or a combination of all of these.
It's not about how much money you make, rather how you make your money that defines you.
My secret to life is summed up in these three words. "Keep It Simple".