Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness by Jake Melton is about creating laser shape focus on the things that matter. Are people, things or obligations getting in your way and eating up your energy. To People Who Want to Cut The Crap In Their Lives, But Can’t Get Started, Jake Melton may have found a cure in his new book.
William James (1842-1910) was a leading philosopher and psychologist at the turn of the 19th Century. James has many insights concerning happiness, chief among them the idea that happiness consists in orienting yourself to a higher purpose, even if that purpose cannot be rationally proved to exist. Those who suffer from a “crisis of meaning” emerge stronger with more enthusiasm for life than those who just go through the motions and take the easy path.
What’s the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy people have different habits and think differently than those who are miserable. So, the good news is, if you’re trying to be one of those happy people, recognize that that desired emotion comes from within and that you have the power to literally turn that frown upside down by mastering some simple habits.