Happiness starts with you.

They say that successful people are never very happy. A sea of people saying that all they wanted in life was to be happy and that they didn’t care about success or fame made me ponder over this. Is it really true that you can’t be happy when you are successful?

Last month, I came across a very cheerful, young woman on the bus and on a crowded bus full of gloomy passengers, she stood out. Walking towards where she was standing , I asked her “Ma’am, how are you so cheerful about being on a crowded bus being pushed around by everyone and stepped on?” On hearing me, she looked at me, smiled and said “I just got a venture capitalist to invest in my start up and I am feeling extremely happy about this development. It is a big step for my company.” We talked for some more time about her job and her happiness was infectious. I stepped off at my stop with a huge smile on my face and a feeling of satisfaction. I realized that I also got the answer to my question. Yes, it is possible to be happy when you are successful and this gave me all the more motivation to work for everything I want. However, do not confuse being happy for settling. Push yourself to be the best and never be satisfied but you can still be happy with where you are.

Do not let anything get in the way of your happiness. If you really want to, you can be happy and it is completely up to you. So remember that you can be happy whenever you choose to be, and work hard.

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