“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, “

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader

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“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.

King is suggesting here that perhaps the people who drafted this famous document had it somewhat wrong and that searching for happiness for others is the key to discovering it for ourselves.


How can you seek and support the happiness of others in your personal and professional life?

Consider taking a Post-it® note with the phrase “make their day” on it, and placing it somewhere visible in your office or home as a reminder. I bet your efforts will make your day as well.

#88: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

– Martin Luther King, Junior, Civil Rights leader

Coaches love questions. Digging for the answer provides great satisfaction. This one is a doozy. Martin Luther King Junior is considered by many one of the most inspirational leaders, and he spent his life with a dream. He put in a massive effort to serve others. He walked his talk.


What is your current answer to the question, “What are you doing for others?” What would you like your answer to be at the end of the day – and perhaps the end of your days?

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