Sorta Happy Is Happy

Life has setbacks; it rarely turns out the way you want. The firm I started is still tiny. My books don’t sell as I wish. All my dreams haven’t come true, but it doesn’t mean I stop dreaming.

I am happy but sorta unhappy, and that makes me sorta happy. I have incredible blessings in my life; love, health, family, friends, and a good job. But other dreams fall short, there is no IPO, and I’m not a NYT bestseller. So is sorta happy the balance between the life I have and the life I want?

I am not sorta happy because of the things I don’t have. No, it’s because of the person I want to be and haven’t become yet.

If I grow complacent with sorta happy, I slip into unhappy because I am not happy with sorta happy. To get from sorta happy to happy, I must grow. When I strive to improve, I open myself to new opportunities, and this is my happy.

Some say you must learn to be happy, regardless. But what if sorta happy is not happy enough? Should I be happy with that?

Sorta unhappy is OK, you’re not a loser. As long as you take responsibility for your unhappiness, you can move towards happy. Few are completely unhappy with who they are; they’re just sorta happy with who they’ve become.

Truth – All significant growth happens when someone is sorta unhappy and wants more.

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During the past twenty-five years, Art has worked in leadership positions with a number of global firms and their call/BPO centers worldwide. Currently president and CEO of KomBea Corporation, Art has served for more than a dozen years developing and marketing tools that blend human intelligence and automation to improve call center phone interactions.
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