The Huffington post just published an article about measuring happiness via tweets. The University of Vermont looked at positive words used by geography and mapped the results. Their infographic is below. You can read the whole article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/happiest-states-_n_3696160.html?ir=Business&ref=topbar When I look at the data from the Vermont study and compared it with data from […]
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Connecting Happiness and Success is a guide to creating Success through Happiness. It includes 4 concepts you can implement to become happier and 3 concepts that teach you how to leverage that happiness to be successful. It includes practical applications, examples and activities. The book is based on research from the field of Positive Psychology and my own experiences at work, teaching leadership classes, and in mentoring and coaching.
- The pursuit of pleasure involves feeling good in the short-term, and if overdone, creates a risk of negative long-term outcomes; the pursuit of happiness consists of intentional activities and habits that promote long term health and well-being.
- You can be a victim of your circumstances or you can choose to own and change your life so you can create your own happiness.
- “. . . relationships with other humans are both the foundation and the theme of the human condition” Berscheid
- Our Higher Purpose is how we find deep meaning and fulfillment in our lives by contributing to someone or something that is bigger than ourselves.
- We want to define success so that every day we can choose actions that are making us successful and avoid actions that will disrupt our success.
- Clarify and prioritize the steps necessary to reach our Definition of Success.
- Happiness is not found at the end of the Rainbow. It is found in each moment of each day and in how those moments connect us to our future. The key is to be disciplined in implementing actions that will build our happiness and success daily.
See Pursuit-of-Happiness.org for more info. “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved” George Sand One of the Happiness Habits is to build close relationships in which you can share your personal feelings and reveal your authentic self. Ellen Berscheid wrote that “relationships constitute the single most important factor responsible […]