~ Chinese proverb ~
Many people don't believe happiness is possible, or for those who do believe the way toward it appears puzzling and complex.
Everyone goes through different mood changes, from valley to mountain peak experiences. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you lived at the peak of happiness everyday? Although that may be difficult to achieve, I believe living most of your life near happiness peak is possible. And that is the destination we want to reach by the end of this book.
Before you go anywhere you have to know where you are first. So let's first measure your present level of happiness. Look at the Happiness Scale below. It has ratings from zero to ten. A score of zero means you are extremely unhappy most of the time. A rating of ten means you are extremely happy, that you live in the state of ecstasy where you just don't know what to do with yourself!
Rate yourself on the scale. You can do this by drawing a vertical line and dating above the number between 0 and 10 on the scale.
If you find yourself on the lower part of the scale, don't be discouraged. You are among the majority of people. Continue to plot along the scale as you apply the principles mentioned in this book and make gradual progress. Only make sure that you live deliberately to be happy.