If you’re wondering how to have a happy life, you just need to remember a few key details and work towards achieving it. Many people spend a lifetime chasing behind the elusive happiness, and when they finally realize what it takes to be happy, they may be filled with nothing but regrets because they didn’t see happiness when they had the chance.
- For the uninformed, Shawn’s best selling book The Happiness Advantage shares Shawn’s research about Happiness. The “Cliff’s Notes” of the book are in his entertaining May 2011 TED talk titled “The happy secret to better work.” His talk has been viewed a staggering 14,271,522 times.
- I wanted to learn more about how we can all become happier, and I shared with Shawn that so many in our culture struggle with happiness. Don’t we all want to be smarter, and richer so we can then be happy? What Shawn told me is that it’s “Not about being rich or smart. It’s about being smarter with our happiness.”
- But does it work? Shawn’s team at his company GoodThink, Inc. have ensured that positive psychology no longer lives in the grey area of qualitative assumptions. They are creating a bedrock foundation of data that proves how we can become happier. And the quantitative results are profound.
“Taking the time to feel grateful for what you have puts you in a positive state of mind.”