How To Be Happy With What You Have


how to be happy with what you have in your life

In today’s world, it’s natural to want more and more, but is there a secret on how to be happy with what you have? Whether you want to have more, travel more or do more, it’s easy to think having MORE of something will make you MORE satisfied. At what point is it enough? How do you find peace and satisfaction with where you are in life? It’s not always easy, but here are some tips on how to appreciate what you have. I’ve also compiled some of my favorite videos on incredible lessons the poor taught the rich – from kindness, appreciation and happiness. I hope this video below inspires you to be happier with what you have and remember that happiness is not a destination, but a way of life! 

3 Lessons The Poor Taught The Rich: Best Of Dhar Mann Videos

3 inspirational stories where the poor taught the rich.

Posted by Dhar Mann on Friday, April 17, 2020

How You Can Be Happy With What You Have

Choose Happiness 

Happiness is always a choice, and you should choose happiness every day! Yes, it’s easier to be happier some days than others. If you find yourself connecting happiness to an item or event in the future that may or may not happen, you’ll never get there. Saying “I’ll be happier once I get this promotion” or “I’ll be happier once I get these new shoes” is not the answer. Even when you do get what you want, you’re on to the next thing that you think will make you even happier. A lot of times people get so busy chasing happiness in other places, that they forget about the happiness that’s right in front of them!

Focus On The Good

If you’re healthy, have a home and family – you are luckier than most. There are good things in your life right now that you can focus on. Do you take the time to acknowledge what you do already have and how far you’ve come to achieve that? Make a list and write down all that you are blessed with. Chances are you’ve overlooked a few aspects of your life that you take for granted because they come easily or naturally for you. I always say that things could be worse, so practicing gratitude for all of the good in your life will teach you how to be happy with what you have.

Cut The Comparisons

Imagine you log onto Instagram and see that your coworker just bought the latest Tesla. You were okay with your BMW 4 Series until now. It’s not easy to be happy with your life when you constantly receive social media updates about everyone else’s seemingly perfect life. A lot of times we find ourselves in this comparison trap. We’re chasing something not because we actually want it, but because we feel like we should have it because other people have it. You probably don’t need, or even want, everything someone else has within their grasp. So do your best to stay focused on your own path and remember that someone else’s success isn’t your failure!


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen

“He who is contented is rich.” – Lao Tzu

“It’s almost impossible to be satisfied in your own life if you’re constantly looking at what someone else has.” – Rachael Cruze

“Comparison makes finding contentment a million times harder.” – Anonymous


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16 Comments for "How To Be Happy With What You Have"

  • Carolyn Namukhula

    Hi Dharman you have excited, small, young funs here in Uganda!

    Shantell 13 years old
    Sasha 11 years
    Sunshine 10 years

    They keep asking for more and more of your videos.

    Please keep up the good work and the change it’s making.


    Posted Jul 1st
  • Pierreline

    This my favourite how I like to watch ur how

    Posted May 30th
  • Briden Sikazimina

    I love the lessons I get from these videos

    Posted May 23rd
  • Caryl Bergman

    They do lift my spirits, and when I forget it’s not all about me, your videos put my heart and my thoughts back in the right place! Thank you!

    Posted May 15th
  • April Connolly

    Dhar I found your videos and I can say they have changed my life positively. Every morning I make a cup of coffee, and turn on my iPad. I pray there’s a new video and if not I watch a old one. I have watched every one more than once, and love them.. You make my day,Thank you. Laura and you have a beautiful Adorable baby. I am very happy with my life, and your life inspirational videos help greatly in making my life wonderful and fulfilled. Thank you again.❤️❤️❤️

    Posted May 14th
  • Kathy Rawlings

    I really enjoyed all of these videos. They were very inspiring and uplifting. Each one taught a life lesson that was important. Kindness with the man giving the homeless man his food was probably my favorite.

    Posted May 14th
  • Drishti Singh

    I just start my day with watching your videos….it gives me a lot of motivation towards being so much positive. It’s a blessing that you are blessed with a Daughter Ella Rose ….. congratulations to both of you Darr Mann and Laura..much love to you guy’s

    Posted May 14th
  • Janet Morton

    Love ur videos . Really makes a person stop n think ?. Helps fight against depression . Yes climbing out of that deep black hole. I look forward 2 ur texts n videos
    Thank u. Sincerely

    Posted May 14th
  • thabani nella

    Man, i really love your videos. they are an inspiration to me. i was helped so much. they picked me from dust to where i am now.. i really appreciate

    Posted May 14th
  • Annie McLendon

    Your videos are really great and inspirational, I have personally learned alot from some of them. I would love to receive daily inspirational texts. They would encourage me so much. Thank you so very much!!!

    Posted May 14th
  • Marie D Rodney

    I appreciate all your video if everybody was watching your videos, and understand them the world will be changed.

    Posted May 14th
  • Denita McMillon

    Love your videos

    Posted May 14th
  • Pamelia Cook

    I Love all that You Write about, the Story Line You Use to really tell a story that is so Real and part of every life and You make it so personal that all who watch Will be Crying or really Caught Up in the Moment. Thank You for CHANGING LIVES.. ? Your Pore Out Your ?!!!

    Posted May 13th
  • Lara Harman

    I loved these videos, I really need your inspiration now. Every video helps me think and brings out more compassion in me. Please keep them coming, they touch my mind, heart and soul. Thank you!!!

    Posted May 13th
  • Diana H

    Dhar, your baby girl must have been a huge inspiration for you; This wealth of information does apply to me, because I am no longer a happy person. I have depression because I feel sick a lot and I need to change things. Your videos are great, because they are true to life. You and Laura are very inspirational too!!
    I enjoyed reading everything; thank you for taking the time! I needed this dose of positivity right now.

    Posted May 13th
  • Gerald Alfaro

    Daily inspiring good lessons to learn realized we’re bad attitudes didn’t know but others can see what I can.

    Posted May 13th

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