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The Secret Of Success - Is It Happiness?
We're told time and again that if we study hard and work even harder that we'll be a success. And that this success will bring us the happiness we seek. But could it just be that we've had this sequence around the wrong way the whole time?

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Happiness and success

Happiness is a key driver and a precursor of success.

Positive feelings make the brain work better. They trigger the release of serotonin and dopamine, which significantly enhance moto...

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Pursue meaningful engagement

Meaningful engagement as a key factor of happiness.

When we identify our greatest strengths and recraft our life to use them in our social and family interactions we gain more meaning. 

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“One of the best ways of discovering this value is by nourishing our unique strengths in contributing to the happiness of our fellow humans.”

Martin Seligman

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Practice mindfulness

We spend about 47% of our waking hours thinking about what isn’t going on.

To change that, try focusing on whatever we are doing and the experience we are having at this very moment.

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Strengthen your friendship circles

In the periods of stress and challenges they face, the most successful people will make time for friends, peers and family members, always seeking to strengthen their friendship circles...

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Develop your softer skills

Those are personal and communication skills including empathy, listening skills and the ability to build a team.

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Happiness

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Workplace Happiness defined

In a fundamental sense, workplace happiness comes when:

  • We enjoy doing the tasks assigned to us
  • We feel right about the people we are working with
  • We are happy with the financial benefits we get from the job
  • We have the scope of improving our existing skills
  • We feel respected and acknowledged at work

Importance Of Happiness At Work

Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.

A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.

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10 Behaviors for Happiness

  1. Let go of the need for specific outcomes
  2. Define your own success and happiness
  3. Fully commit to the things that make you happ...