People trust, respect, like and admire them because of their goodness.
They continually try to do their best, feel their best and be at their best all of the time. They really enjoy doing good work.
This follows from The First Law of Happiness: Our Focus Determines Our Feelings
When we focus our time and attention on doing good and on being good we feel good. Continually trying to do our best helps us to feel our best.
If you have ever had a bad day when you only put out a minimal effort and felt pretty mediocre, this is why. You didn't try very hard and nothing much was achieved or attained.
If you don't aim for happiness, excellence or (fill in the blank) it often only happens by accident.
Our Aim Determines Our Achievements
Happiness comes with a clear conscience, from doing our best, being kind and avoiding evil. When we do our best, even if things don't go well, we can be comforted by knowing there was nothing more we could do.
Being Guided By Goodness also means taking the high road and living with great integrity and honesty.
We cannot be happy if we are ashamed of our actions or if we are concerned our misdeeds will be exposed, and condemned. We don't like people we can't trust.
People who enjoy hurting others or who simply don't care have impaired consciences that are not guiding or protecting them well from misdeeds. They are often stunned when the Universe meters out its own special kind of justice.
Happiness comes from being kind to the people around you and by living in harmony with your surroundings.
To be happy, embrace the highest and best values and live by them. Enjoy doing well.
Decide to Be Guided By Goodness
Copyright 1999- , Michele Moore. All Rights Reserved. Explore HappinessHabit.com and HappinessBlog.com for more Creating Happiness quotes. Our materials may NOT be published, broadcast, redistributed or rewritten without written permission from the authors. Photograph from Dreamstime.com.