As a leader in his church and community Courage Igene has discussed a wide array of topics about life, motivation, success, and happiness.
Happiness: It is the highest goal of people’s lives, and that is to find happiness. When many people think of happiness they often think of things they love to do, people they love being around etc. With this article, expert Courage Igene hopes to help you find happiness in your daily life.
Finding happiness is often related to having the perfect job, lifestyle, having fame and the like. Many of these things can bring people joy, but they are not the root cause of happiness. Happiness is about being content with what you are doing with your life. It is not about having a pain free life with no worries or cares, it is about finding a goal to strive for that will get you out of bed in the mourning. A goal or purpose that will make you excited when you think about it, a goal that will motivate you to perform the work to achieve it.
Courage Igene has found that most people usually feel happiest after achievement. Whatever it might be. Getting an A+ on the history paper, wrapping up a successful 60-hour work week, wining the tennis tournament. All of these things, if they are important to the person will give them an extreme amount of happiness and pride.
Another key habit to practice for happiness that Courage Igene feels strongly about is the habit of giving. Giving to a charitable organization that you have strong feelings for and stand for their cause will give you so much happiness because it will give you the ultimate satisfaction of making a positive difference in the world. Numerous studies show that when people donate to a charity they endorse, their brain lights up and sends positive signals to the dopamine neurotransmitter. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for all the pleasure signals and feelings in the body.
Similar to the habit of giving, is the habit of charity work. Volunteering yourself for charity work helps the volunteers just as much as the people they serve. Research done by the London School of Economics shows that “Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy—a hike in happiness comparable to having an income of $75,000–$100,000 versus $20,000, say the researchers.” This is huge if you think about it. If you just started to volunteer on a monthly basis you would atomically start having a happier more fulfilled life.
In conclusion; Courage Igene reminds us that it is important to remember that happiness is not about the car we drive, the amount of money we make or who knows our name, it’s about making a positive difference in the world. It is your obligation to find out what positive difference you are going to make and start working on it. Whether that be, being a better father/mother, community leader, or raising thousands of dollars for a hospital to help sick kids. Whatever it is, once you find it and start working toward achieving you will automatically feel happier.
For more advice and insight from Courage Igene, check out his events page to see if he will be visiting a town or city near you: http://courageigene.com/events/.