In the book, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, by Epictetus, with a new interpretation by Sharon Lebell, we learn the real purpose of philosophy and how we can apply it t our lives so we can find a more sustainable path of happiness and flourish with skill.
Do you want to lead a happy life or a meaningful life? Why not both? Sometimes, happiness and meaningfulness are at odds.Roy Baumeister (author of WillPower), Kathleen Vohs, Jennifer Aaker (author of The Dragonfly Effect), and Emily Garbinsky teamed up to bring us Some Key Differences between a Happy Life and a Meaningful Life.
Here are my Walt Disney quotes at a glance. He was a dreamer and a doer. Disney taught us to dream big. He resented the limitation of his own imagination. His life's work was a labor of love and his simple formula was this: dream, diversify, and never miss an angle. His business was happiness. He brought tears and smiles to kids, young and old, around the world.
Tony Robbins video on Create a New Story. Our story is our blueprint. It’s what we wanted our life to be like. When your life doesn’t match your blueprint, you can succeed at what you do, but feel unfulfilled. Worse, when your life doesn't match your blueprint and you don't feel like you can change it, you can feel stuck or depressed .
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Robert D. Smith on how to understand the value of a single day, and how to make the most of it.
Robert is author of 20,000 Days and Counting, and he's a consultant to best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations.