Happiness is Achievement!
Tonight we have a guest blogger, the fabulous Mr. Rich Krissel. Rich and I go back many years to when we were resident assistants together in college. He’s an excellent photographer, a deep thinker and always someone who has thoughtful and interesting ideas. To that end, we were talking the other day and this post is the result, I really appreciate him taking time to share his thoughts. Give a read, enjoy and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Rev Kane and I were talking about the different sources happiness, and he asked that I relay this story:
Last week a colleague rushed up to me insisting that I follow him back to his desk so he could show me something. He was bubbling with kid-like enthusiasm. I knew he had been struggling for months trying to figure out a solution to the pressure his group was under to speed up the design and hand-off of turbine blades.
Management wanted the 3-day process to go down to 2 days. “This morning,” Tim excitedly explained, “I figured out the last piece of automation that gets the process down to just 6 hours!” He was beaming with pride from his own creation, and it was infectious. (His coworkers were pretty happy with the outcome too!).
When I spend a lot of time figuring out a song on guitar, and finally get it it is freakin’ awesome. Remember how it feels to finish a college degree, or getting hired for a job – knowing all your hard work paid off? It is a major high. Man, even when I finish mowing my lawn, I always pause for a moment to admire the beauty of my efforts.
I think many people overlook this source of happiness – but achievement is built into your DNA. Humans are industrious beings, and great satisfaction comes from invention and creation (usually to the benefit of others).
So, unleash the power of your mind and GO DO something GREAT because the world needs you.
Achievement – It’ll make you happy – I promise. ~ Rich Krissel