Comically and Conscientiously Self-Promoting
(Previously Published on DailyHap.com)
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha
Sure, you can achieve your happiness goals alone, but why bother? Why hide your happiness, when you can share it? When you can ask for help when you falter? When sharing it could light up the world?
A Practical Solution
One very simple way to do this is to share DailyHap with your friends and family. Not just sharing your favorite articles and haps on Facebook and Twitter, but inviting people you care about to join you in your daily exploration. If you’ve got any competitive friends, you can even challenge them to see who’s able to earn more ‘haps’ by the end of the week, the end of the month, and overall this year.
Perhaps you’re surprised by this article’s self-promoting nature. But why be shy, when humility is the automatic companion to true greatness?
DailyHap is a great resource that is worth sharing. What’s a better way of maintaining long-term well-being than working on it through small actions everyday, in a variety of categories (mind, body, spirit, and shadow)? Where’s a better tool for engaging modern life with a focus on happiness?
The key is to be direct, but give people a clear opportunity to say no. That’s another beautiful element of Daily Hap. It’s always there, but never pushy (until this very article). You get to choose whether or not you want to participate, each and every day.
And whether or not you invite friends to join your on your Hap journey, the chances are you underestimate their willingness to help.
A few years ago Francis Flynn and Vanessa Lake of Columbia University ran a series of studies to test this very theory. In all instances they found that participants underestimated the likeliness others would help them out by as much as 100%.(1) Why do you think that is? Let’s open it for discussion.
And here’s us asking for help: Will you lend us a hand, and spread the word?
The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.” – H.H. The Dalai Lama