Happiness – a search for clues

Was I happy today? This question makes me think at first, but I quickly find it, my moment of happiness.

Today I was on the learning platform ILIAS of the Hochschule Albstadt Sigmaringen and saw that 21 students had registered for my lecture “Business Ethics and Sustainability” in the summer semester. WOW. That’s three times more than in the previous semester.

I am very much looking forward to my lecture and to the contact with the students who are at the end of their bachelor’s degree. Business Administration and EWM (Energy Economics & Management) are their subjects.

Yes, anticipation is a nice way to rejoice and had given me a moment of happiness today.

I’m looking for the happiness formula and it’s a search for the essential, what is really important to me. That’s what I call the reason for meaning. And here are my first personal insights.

✳️ The world is beautiful. Enjoy the moment. It’s the many small moments of happiness. At some point I wrote them down as small marginal notes in my idea journal and noticed how numerous they are.

✳️ Serenity pays off. When you accept the things that you personally can’t change, you find your inner peace.

✳️ In search of my purpose: For me, it is dealing with people and their views, CVs and experiences. Autobiographies often find their place on my bookshelf. Being human is fascinating. And as a logical consequence of this, I find my passion in being able to accompany and promote the development of other people.

I’m now making my happiness formula out of it and my design looks like this:
⏭️ Integral from n=1 to infinity over all moments of happiness leads to a state of happiness. ⏮️
Or in short. Many moments of happiness make you happy.

➡️ How do you like my formula? What does yours look like?

My thanks go to Brigitte Seiler and the fact that the term “hapiness” was successful in her lottery drum. The discussion about this on March 19 was the inspiration for this post.

My name is Bernd Scharbert and I support executives and leaders with my leadership experience from over 30 years in the corporate world. Especially when it comes to the question of how to reconcile family, career and life. If you are interested, feel free to follow me on LinkedIn, #prepare4landing or contact me directly.

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