“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer.
As yourself the following questions: Would having more money make you happier or, would being happier make you more money? Would being less stressed make you happier, or, would being happier make you less stressed?
Many people today believe that if they had more money, or if they were less-stressed they would be happier. Yet what scientific research is now proving is that being happier is more likely to make you financially better off, reduce stress levels, increase life expectancy, improve relationships, relieve depression and anxiety, combat illness and generally improve the quality of our lives exponentially.
All of the successful people I know in all walks of life have one common denominator. They are happy. They find something positive in all they do. They seek lasting inner joy not external transient pleasure.
You were born to be happy
Ask yourself these questions:
Q: Whom would you rather do business with, someone who is happy, energetic, upbeat and enthusiastic, or someone who is gloomy, negative, downtrodden and boring? Not a hard one to answer is it. Yet time and time again I meet great people who are highly intelligent with great products and services who promote themselves in a less than endearing way. If you want to get on in business – get happy!
Q: Who would you rather spend and evening with, someone who is funny, humorous, compassionate, cheerful, optimistic, loving and caring, or someone who is miserable, depressed, boring, selfish, negative and pessimistic? Again, not a hard one to answer is it. If you want to make friends and enjoy your relationships with people – get happy!
The fact is you were born to be happy and being happy brings out the best in people. Happiness is a natural state, and, lets face it, you feel good when you’re happy. Furthermore, when you’re happy you look good too. When your happy your posture is better, your breathing is different; you brain produces more functional chemicals which stimulate every cell in every organ in your body, so you become healthier and look and feel better.
Happiness makes you attractive!
Like Attracts Like – What we Focus on We Get More Of!
Yes, when you are happy you become more attractive, and that means you attract more positive things to you. By its very nature happiness encourages trust – an important factor in any business and relationship.
If you want to create more positive changes in your life, your business and your relationships, then it has to start with you and the way you choose to be in the world. Yes, you may be in a difficult place right now, you may not like your job or the relationship your in, or a thousand and one other things, but these things are merely conditions of the environment and not internal. Therefore, you have the choice in how and what you choose to think about, and what research shows is that those individuals who can find happiness and gratitude in any situation attract more positive things to them.
For example, if you want to generate more money, you need to be happy. That way you will become more attractive to the opportunities for making more money that will come your way. If you want less stress in your life you need to be happy. That way you will become more attractive to the opportunities to be happier which, by default will replace the things that you were looking for that made you stressed. In short, a simple change in focus and perception can change your life.
Happiness makes you more Spontaneous, Optimistic and Enthusiastic
Spontaneity, optimism and enthusiasm are all directly related to a happier state, and all will bring you great gifts. When you choose to be happy you will find that people instantly gravitate to you. People will naturally like you more so your social networks will grow allowing you to meet others on a professional and personal level that you may not have met had you not been happy.