“Happiness does not come with happenings. Happiness comes with habits.” – Rick Warren
I heard this in a recent speech and it resonated with my experience and with what I have observed.
As a younger man, I would place great weight on certain material achievements and accomplishments. Then, as I accomplished them (a happening), I noticed how quickly the pleasure of the accomplishment would evaporate.
As life seasons me, I find myself getting satisfaction from the processes of learning, helping, serving, teaching and loving. They are becoming habits that bear fruit. I look forward to repeating them. They mean more than silver and gold.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.