Again and again, writing this blog reminds me how happiness is an inside job. Case in point: I just finished reading Ron Chernow’s “The House of Morgan,” an eight-hundred page book that I read in just over a month. Last night I wrote a post about the book. This morning I spent a little more time sprucing up the post: adjusting the title, lightly editing the text, and adding a quote that illustrated a point I was making.
As you can probably tell, I am quite pleased with myself about this whole process. This is a good thing, because maybe few other people will ever know (or care) that I read this book or wrote a post about it..*
Fortunately, that doesn’t really matter. I didn’t read the book or write the post to please others. I did it because I wanted to do it. And that was inherently satisfying 🙂
In satisfying myself, I am enjoying myself. I am happy! I am in a good mood. I feel good. I give off a good vibe. This is good for me, and it’s even good for others around me because I am giving off a happy energy.
All of which leads me to ask, what is success, if not feeling good? If you feel satisfied and worthy, it seems to me you are doing something right 🙂
*Shout out to Mom and Rick for being notable exceptions!