Happiness is the unending quest which humans strive for. A person has never reached true success if he or she has never felt real happiness. As a matter of fact the American Declaration of Independence states, that happiness and the pursuit there of is everyone’s inalienable right. Meaning it is a God given right.
Why Do We Have to Be Happy?
People say that life is complicated enough without having to be moody or sad every single day of your life. According to science, elation triggers hormones that are essential for proper metabolic function and well being. The happy feelings also bring about the positive side of a person. Which ever premise you choose, it is absolutely important for a person to feel happiness in his or her lifetime.
In reality however, poverty, stress, violence, competition, and oppression is all around us. In many third world countries we see people dying of hunger, we see those in power abuse and beat down people to gain a foot ahead of their own countrymen. We see everything around us, but we fail to look within ourselves. Chances are you could be one of the thousands if not millions of people taking antidepressants or some other mind altering substance.
Actually statistics say that 20% of Americans take antidepressant, and overdoses are not uncommon. Sadness leaves a profound effect on the human body and spirit. Humans tend to lean towards negativity because it tends to carry more weight than happiness. The unfortunate thing is that scientifically, deep rooted sadness is the underlying cause for onset of some diseases.
Coaching vs. Therapy
It is important to prevent rather than cure. That is why when the first signs of restlessness occur on a regular basis, it is often a good time to bring in a life coaching expert. Therapists focus on past events to analyze the present emotional, and mental condition of the people. They dig deep into the corners of a person’s mind to find the roots of unhappiness. Life coaches however, focus on the present and the future. Usually when a person feels the first nagging doubt of sadness the cause is immediately within reaching distance.
Life coaching uses the power of the mind to promote a positive effect on a person’s life. The mind is a powerful thing. It knows, it feels and it stimulates a person into action.
Pursuing happiness is a mental effort.
Actualization is achieved through realization. A person is better able to see the road ahead when he or she knows where they are going and how they want to be. It is not always easy, but with the aid of a life coach a person is better able to focus because there is guidance and mentoring.
As much as a life coach wants to help you achieve your full potential and be happy, there are limitations as to the scope of duties a life coach can perform. A life coach is not a psychotherapist.
Therefore they are not equipped with the expertise to treat a mentally and emotionally distraught person who is on the verge of utter hopelessness or deep depression. If this is the case then it is better to seek medical help.