Exercise: Happiness

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of ones values.”
– Ayn Rand


“When are you happy?”

Do this next exercise to get clear on when you are happy.  Having concrete examples of when you are happy will help you define the elements of your happiness and re-create these moments.


I am happy…

When I have worked a full day and I am resting at home.
When I am on vacation.
When I am with my family.
When I do something good for other people.
When I drive my new car.

I, for example, get happy whenever I am out in the sunshine.  And I find that I am always happy when I can play with dogs, especially puppies.  I do not know why playing with puppies makes  me happy, but it does.  Therefore, it is evident that I would want to work to consciously re-create moments when I do this.  This will require conscious effort on my part.

When are you happy?

List at least three moments when you have been happy.  Describe the moments in detail.


Where were you?  Who where with you?  Describe what you smelled, felt, tasted, or touched.  Describe the feelings and the circumstances.

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Table of Contents

I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning

II. Chapter Two: Your Past

III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations

IV. Chapter Four: Your Present

V. Chapter Five: Your Future

VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives

VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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