pithy insights on happiness and contentment (1/3)

pithy insights on happiness and contentment (1/3)
  • Happiness is in the journey, so when we actively pursue meaningful tasks, instead of putting them off, and focus on staying true to ourselves and living our personal legend every step of the way, we naturally feel better.
  • Don’t make happiness your end goal. Instead, focus on doing things that matter the most to you every single day — things that help you make forward progress and achieve the change that you desire in yourself or your life.
  • Intrinsic happiness leads to extrinsic achievement. The best way to consistently do great work and attain sustainable success is to become happy first.
  • When you let money, admiration or shiny objects consistently motivate you, you enter a never-ending negative spiral of unhappiness.
  • There’s no point in chasing happiness that doesn’t last. Rather, it’s much better to start from a place of happiness and engage in things and activities for the sheer joy of doing them.
  • External events can influence our happiness in the short term, however, our level of happiness soon falls back to a certain ground level not too long after a particular event.
  • Our mental state shapes the lens through which we look at the world.
  • We must systematically train our minds so that we identify and develop positive mental states while getting rid of the negative ones.
  • Whenever we experience challenging situations, we must simply acknowledge our negative emotions. It’s much better and healthier to admit these kinds of feelings, rather than deny or suppress them.
  • Our refusal to take charge and manage our emotions in a healthy manner often leads to the manifestation of negative events and illnesses.
  • Happiness is one of the essential tools that you can use to increase your performance and productivity, and hence the quality of your life.
  • Happiness doesn’t come from success. Rather, your success depends on the level of your happiness.
  • The competitive edge gained by feeling good, which then translates to better performance, is called the Happiness Advantage.
  • Our personal circumstances have a minimal impact on our happiness — much less than we think they do.
  • Tiny, seemingly insignificant changes to your home, your lifestyle and the way you communicate with your loved ones can add up and bring remarkable shifts in the level of your happiness over time.
  • Happiness is a noble and worthwhile pursuit — it’ll always be the ultimate goal in a human’s life.
  • Even if certain people do things to attain fame, wealth, power, status, prestige or any other external goal, in the end, all these objectives are nothing but avenues to get on the supreme path — the path to happiness.