Developing a happy life is like building a house. The book that inspires this website aims to give you the tools, know-how, skills, materials, understanding and even the blueprint you need, then itís down to you to customise the design and get on with the building.
An essential part of your preparation is to do the exercises from The Five Pillars of Happiness, preferably more than once. If you have the book but you don't want to write in it, you can download and print them as PDF files from this site as many times as you want, and do them on the resulting paper copy. Exercises from the book that require only a blank sheet of paper and a pen are not included here.
The first two exercises are designed to kick-start your journey, to get you in the mood and start you flying straight away. If you're really, really serious about finding happiness, I highly recommend you print all the exercises below, get a pen and do them all. They are tried and tested many times over and I promise you they will benefit you enormously, either straight away or in the long run. Just click on the relevant link underlined in blue below to download the exercise you want.
This exercise asks you about some of your personal qualities. Your quest to get to know yourself inside out begins here. By pondering the last question you automatically start to develop an attitude for success.
Exercise 2: THE MEANING OF HAPPINESS
Thereís one more vital question to ponder before you embark in earnest on your journey of self-discovery. The answer will help you start to get focused.
Exercise 6: PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR?
Here you begin to evaluate how proactive you are. This is very important because you can achieve the meaningful goals you desire, but only if you seize the initiative and start to orchestrate your own life.
Exercise 7: THE SCALE OF IMPECCABILITY
The idea in this exercise is to help you recognise and acknowledge what behaviours and attitudes you have to change in order to follow the way of the Impeccable Warrior, and why it matters.
Exercise 10: SILENT MEDITATION
There is actually no writing to do in this exercise but I have included it as a download because meditation is so important you might want to print a copy of these instructions for my very simple silent medition and keep them handy for reference.
Exercise 11: WHEEL OF LIFE
The Wheel of Life is an excellent diagnostic tool that lets you see at a glance which areas of your life are working well and which are not. From that you can deduce what issues to work on and in what order of priority.
Exercise 12: WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
This is a development of the preceding exercise and it helps you drill down more deeply and with a laser-like focus into any one section of your life in detail. It's a powerful tool.
Exercise 15: HOW TO CREATE WHAT YOU WANT
IN YOUR LIFE
A simple but highly effective method of creating an action plan to spur you into taking your first steps towards building the life you've always wanted.