Albert Einstein’s Secret to Happiness
By Edward Robinson
According to Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer, Albert Einstein left a
thought to a hotel worker as a tip, since he didn’t have money for a tip, at
Here is the quote:
A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the
pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.
According to Lara, ” Einstein said to the bellhop, ” it may be worth more than a regular tip someday.”,and at a recent auction the quote sold for 1.3 million dollars!
What do you think?
Enjoy your life, and all that it has to offer. Make the best of the
opportunities that you have. The various amenities that you have at your
disposal can be used creatively to make one happier.
“A calm and modest life” vs. “Pursuit of Success combined with constant restlessness”.
I suppose that a calm and modest life, would include:
- simple pleasures
I suppose that pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness might mean:
- chasing a dream
- striving to meet a quota
- dreaming big dreams
- making a better life for one, and ones family
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with chasing dreams of success, so
long, as one takes the time to smell the roses that are only around for a
For example, a young family struggles to make ends meet and
- smartphone minutes, etc.
Remember that the hard work is for the purpose of raising
important little people to adulthood. Also, take time to enjoy the process of
accomplishment that goes along with building a family.
The US Constitution speaks of: “Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Einstein mentions the advantages one over the other where the pursuit of
happiness with constant restlessness, is not as good. There is a reasonable
amount of preparation that we all must go through, to then be prepared for
I suggest that you chase those dreams of success that inspired you, yet
remember to make time to enjoy home, and those closest to you.
Secrets to Happiness begin with the realization that Happiness means different things to diverse people. What makes one person happy, may make another sad, and another indifferent. Here’s the Happiness Place Song of the Day: Lovely Day by Bill Withers!
Take a moment to smile!
- good times
- time with friends
- getting your first car/new car
- a special date with a special someone
- cool life experiences
Make the corners of your face move upward if you have to. Then think for a moment, What makes you smile? Is it cat videos? Does watching funny movies make you smile? Is it romantic comedies that makes you happy inside? Are happy times with family and friends what makes you smile? Or, is there something else that brings a happy feeling to you? Does ice cream make you smile? How about shaved ice cones on a hot day on a beach on a tropical island?
What are things that you can begin today that will make you happy today?
What can you do right now, that will make today better for you? Count your blessings. Seriously, what good things are happening to you, or happening around you today? Are there friends, associates, opportunities, that you can utilize to achieve worthwhile goals for today? Even a good nap, sometimes alleviates pain. Going for a brisk walk, can help to clear the cobwebs from one’s mind. A simple snack, a funny cartoon, sometimes can lighten the mood.
What are things that you can plan for today that you can continue to enjoy tomorrow?
Success comes in a plan. Sometimes you need to set goals:
- Short term: From now to 3 months from now
- Mid term: From 3 to 6 months from today
- Long term: From 1 year into the future
Begin working on the brighter future of your own design, and your own imagination.
The secret to Happiness is inside you. You need to flesh it out. What will make you happy? Put pen to paper and chart your course. Choose, decide, and plan. Start today, and you’ll be living the dreams, you choose, and that you want.
Happiness is Living Your Dreams! What is it you have always wanted to do in life? Make a list. Some folks call it a BucketList. They even made a movie about it. By the way, here is the late Roger Ebert’s review of The Bucket List.
But, seriously make a list of life goals and take a look at them every 4 months or so, just to see how you are doing with your goals.
Here is an image of the Tesla Model S
What type of transportation do you always wish you had? Where would you go? How might you travel?
Where would you dream to live? How would you live? What type of home?
Will you travel? If so, then where? This is an image of a hotel in Aspen:
Do you have health and wellness goals? Would you lose weight? Do you want to gain body mass, and body strength? Are you slimming down dress sizes, or trying to fit into a suit you used to wear?
Goals need to have due dates attached to them, and quantifiable amounts, so that we can tell when we have reached the goal.
Give it some deep thought over time. Decide what you want, and how you can accomplish your personal, and professional goals.
What are some ah-ha moments for you, as you went through or are going through this process? Share them with us in the comments area of the blog. If you do, we may publish some of them on the blog, to stimulate more conversation. Cheers!