Wellness

The Secret To True Happiness And Making A Unique Impact On The World

09/26/2016 06:47pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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What if I told you that there is one main secret to true happiness?

And that this secret also guarantees that you will make a truly unique impact on the world?

And live a fulfilling life without regret?

It turns out that this secret does exist.

It is actually incredibly simple.

And it is something that you have and nobody else does.

The secret is being yourself and totally owning it.

Or as Neil Pasricha, #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Equation, says, "Be you and be cool with it."

As he describes, "There is nothing more satisfying than being loved for who you are and nothing more painful than being loved for who you're not but pretending to be."

How true.

This point is validated by the number one regret of the dying, which is "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."

Of course a key word in that line is "courage." While being yourself is a simple concept, it is challenging to implement.

But it is worth striving for. Every day.

And only you know exactly what that means for you.

As Pasricha says, "Settling in to your true, weird, authentic self isn't easy, but it's the most satisfying way to have everything."

If you are already living a life true to yourself, continue down that path. It is the right one.

On the other hand, if you sense that you could lean in to being you even more, do it.

Whatever you love to do, resolve to do more of it.

Don't have the same regrets when you look back on your life.

Be you and be cool with it.

It is the secret to happiness, fulfillment, and making a truly unique impact on the world.

As Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."

Andrew Merle writes about good habits for happiness, health, productivity, and success. Read more at andrewmerle.com and follow him on Twitter and Medium.

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