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The Secret Of Success - Is It Happiness?

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 motor control, motivation, memory, problem-solving and mental focus.

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The Secret Of Success - Is It Happiness?

The Secret Of Success - Is It Happiness?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickbennett1/2018/11/18/the-secret-of-success-is-it-happiness/

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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 motor control, motivation, memory, problem-solving and mental focus.

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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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Connecting to people

Don’t be interesting. Be interested.

  • Listen to people and ask them to tell you more. 
  • When they mention something you have in common, point it out.
  • Be enthusiastic and encouraging.

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Tips To Finding The Right Goals

  • Listen to your discontent. It tells you when something is wrong. And that might be exactly what you need to correct.
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"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."

"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."

The Aftermath Of Achieving Goals

If the goal is meaningful, it will transform us. We’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.

A quest might end better than we imagine or disastrously. Either way, there’s always another adventure if we’re willing to pursue it.

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 los...

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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