Dale Carnegie is known for having said, “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
The discussion of what it takes to bring happiness is unending. Books, articles, blog posts, along with every other form of media, tries to provide the answer to happiness.
Sadly, where most are seeking happiness is in one or more of three areas: 1) what we do (happiness comes with success), 2) what we have (happiness comes with material possessions or money), and 3) what others say about us (happiness comes with image or status).
Happiness is rarely associated with what we think. Yet, even God identifies the need for us to let our minds dwell on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, things of excellence and anything worthy of praise.
Leadership can change the direction of happiness in the lives of others by leading with this mindset and helping others learn how to think on the right things.