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The Way We Are Now

We generally are in an unhealthy, unhappy state of mind due to overthinking, health issues, toxic relationships or job-related problems. Then we keep wondering where to find this elusive feeling of being happy.

Before we focus on success, we need to take care of our present pain points: negative friends, bad relationships or stuff that causes stress and anxiety if we want to be happy in the now.

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Success And Happiness
  • The traits that make us successful in our careers aren’t optimized for happiness.
  • Sacrificing the present for a better tomorrow, toiling hard with a single-minded focus isn’t exactly fun. Let’s face it, success and happiness are two different things.
  • Happiness is something that is only felt in the present moment, and meditation is a way to reach that mindset permanently.

Success is just one of the outcomes of the process of pursuing one’s goal.

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If we are looking forward to a particular day when we will achieve our goal(s) and finally be happy, we are focused on the future.

A better way is to set goals and work towards improving our lives, but also focus on today, on the now, the present moment, and try to live life.

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Happiness

Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction, some might strive for recognition of their hard-work and lose motivation on failing to achieve so.

No matter what the standards are, being content with our careers is crucial for maintaining the ‘work-life’ balance.

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