Happiness…what a great feeling. It makes us more determined, more passionate and creative. It makes us smile and emanate positive energy all around us. But how do you become happy?
Happiness is a different feeling from one person to another. One might feel happy when the family is around, another when their partner leaves and others when traveling. However, even though it’s different, most of the times it comes as a results some habits.
So, let’s learn from the habits of Happy & Successful people….
1. They always see the bright side of the story
Has anyone asked you: How is this glass? Did you said the glass is half empty?…man, you’re not that optimist. Practice being optimist and say it out loud. Continuously look out for opportunities. Lost you’re phone? It was anyway old, you’ll get a new one. Lost your job? A door closed it also means a new door opened. Broke up with your girlfriend/boyfriend? Learn from the experience and start a new life.
2. They surround themselves with other happy and successful people
Friends, family, colleagues or people you’ve met for the first time. Don’t stick around people who continuously criticise what you do, envy you or they continuously complain about life. In business it’s very important you get well with your partners. Then why should you stick with people who can’t be there for you when needed? Network, talk with open-minded people, learn, share experiences and most importantly enjoy your time.
3. They live the moment and they are good observers
Stop. What do you see around you? Are you able to pay attention to small details? I have a very good friend who’s very well known for her knowledge of what people likes. She can simply tell you small details such as at what particular time something happened. Listen to what people like and don’t like and analyse their goals and skills. Continuously observe around you: people, places, weather, objects, colours, nature, health, etc
4. They know when to say thank you. ‘NO’ is no, and ‘YES’ is yes
Show gratitude, be compassionate, say thank you to people who helped you, help someone back and be committed to what you do. When you say yes, it should stay yes. And when you say no, it should be no. Don’t be unpredictable unless you have to. People won’t trust someone who can’t do what he/she said it will do.
5. They are good listener and they have a good intuition
A good friend always knows how to listen and how to make you smile. A good employee won’t play Words With Friends meanwhile the superior talks. And a good entrepreneur won’t dream when his/her employees talk. A lucky person always follows the intuition. Therefore, practice active listening. And listen to your intuition.
6. They have a healthy brain in a healthy body
If you eat properly, exercise 3 times a day and think positive, you’ll put more energy in your activities and your body will thank you. Have you observed that successful people always look good, they feel good and they always have the time and energy for the important things?
7. They follow their passions, do the job they love
If you would have the opportunity to work wherever you’d like to, where would you work? And why? I put that question to myself not long ago and this is how I found the fact that I love advertising and media, basically all about marketing. So I prioritised my activities and I now concentrate on my dreams. I keep encouraging my friends to follow they passions. So, don’t waste time with jobs you don’t like, with activities that doesn’t benefit you. Chase your dreams.
8. They usually forgive and move forward very fast
Keeping hatred inside makes you act mean and loose focus. If you had a disappointment the best thing to do is to learn very fast from all that experience and move forward as faster as you’re learning. Don’t waste time with unpleasant activities that consumes your time and energy. Focus that energy and time on your goals.
9. They are people who fails but who always learns and gets up
We need be like a ball sometimes – each time we hit the ground we should bounce back up. And the harder we fall the higher we will bounce. Successful people knows that failure is a way of learning. Fail 9 times and get up 10 times.
10. Practice, Practice, Practice
A teacher needs approximately 5,000 hours of practice to become good, 7,500 hours to become very good and 10,000 hours to be excellent. No one is born smart. We all learn from mistakes, experiences, lessons from others, by observing, by failure and by practicing. So keep doing it again and again. Practice 🙂
This is part 2 of Enjoy Your Life series. Next ones: Emotional Intelligence and Motivation.
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