I’ll be happy when _________.
Go ahead, fill in the blank. That blank is your definition of “success.”
Don’t be happy *when.* Be happy *now.* Then…success will come. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook
That is your goal. It’s what you are striving for. It’s what you think will make you happy. Or will it?
The Happiness-Success Paradox
Here is a surprising paradox for some: To achieve authentic success, you must be happy first. Happiness leads to success, which leads to more happiness, which leads to…and thus the cycle is born. Round and round you go on a positive cycle that seems to self-contain itself in an impenetrable bubble. The same principle works in effect for negativity and unhappiness. Negativity leads to failure, which leads to more negativity and unhappiness, which…and the self-containing bubble grows bigger and stronger and seemingly unbreakable.
Happy people simply get more “breaks.” Happy people find jobs easier, they find mates easier, and they find help from others easier. All because they made a choice to be happy.
Leaders and high performers can’t afford to get sick.
Yet, with cold and flu season in full swing, we need to be prepared to avoid it and beat it if needed.
Almost every year, I find myself with the beginnings of some sort of sickness. Just last week, I woke up Tuesday having swallowed a porcupine. In the past it usually turned into a full-blown, knock-me-out, watch-Bob-Ross-all-day nightmare.
Until I started following my new all-natural recipe for beating colds and flu.
Now, before I continue, let me make two things clear:
1. It works very well for me, but it might not for you.
2. In case you didn’t know, I am not a doctor. If you’ve got some other stuff going on (i.e. high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, etc.) you should still see your doctor. Also, don’t do what I suggest if you are on any long-term medicines. I don’t know what might happen.
So with those caveats out of the way, here’s what I started doing a few years ago. I have been sick approximately five times since then, about the same number of times as usual. But it has never materialized past the third day and never gotten worse than a mildly sore throat and sniffles.