It’s easy to simplify happiness and claim that it’s obvious that successful people are happy. However, if you really interviewed 100 successful people, you may be surprised that a large percentage of them are not as happy as you think they ought to be. The fact is, you can be a millionaire, have a wonderful spouse, great kids, and everything you think you want and still not be happy. The truth is happiness fuels success.
“The on and off switches of your success and happiness lie in your mind.”
– Edmond Mbiaka
- Happiness Leads to More
Productivity – When people are happy with the work, they do
they tend to be willing to do it a lot more, even for free. Assuming
other needs (food, shelter, health) are met a happy person can find
joy doing the most mundane things because they can focus on outcomes
instead of just what they are doing.
- Happiness Leads to Higher
Profits – In companies that keep their employees happy by
offering a living wage, benefits, and a flexible schedule the
profits tend to be a lot higher. One reason is that when a person
feels respected in their job even if the work is hard, they are
happier about doing it.
- Happiness Leads to Stability – When people are happy, they tend to be a lot more stable, stick to tasks longer, and are more likely to complete an assignment. In addition, they tend to job hop a lot less. This is one reason smart employers know that by making work a happy place they can reduce turn over.
“If you try to find success in fame or in things, you will fail. If you find happiness is the process you will be a success.”
― Debasish Mridha
- Happiness Leads to a Higher
Work Ethic – Most people think of work ethic as something you
must suffer to experience, but for happy people, they tend to stick
to their jobs longer and work even harder. The main reason is that
they have the energy to do it and can envision the outcomes more
- Happiness Is Not About Wealth
– Everyone knows someone who has plenty of money but is not happy
and maybe even hateful. They seem to have everything but happiness.
Because of this fact, it’s clear that being happy doesn’t always
directly correlate to the circumstances you find yourself in
regarding your bank account balance.
- Happiness Colors the Lens by
Which You See Life – The surprising truth about happiness is
that if you practice happiness it will begin to affect how you see
everything in the world. You’ll be able to pick out the most
positive things no matter the situation.
- Happiness is About Today –
Happiness is really all about today. If you’re happy today, you’re
more likely to eat right, move more, get your work done, and do
everything well. Naturally, that is going to affect the future too.
- Happiness is a Mindset –
It’s hard to imagine it is true, but it is. Happiness is about
your mindset. Thankfully, with work, you can train your mindset to
be happier and more positive despite your current circumstances.
While bad things do happen to good
people and can bring them down, the truth is, happiness can be
experienced by most anyone regardless of where they are in life right
now in terms of their success. It just requires that you accept that
you can be happy, right now, without anything changing while also
developing plans to make changes.