Success does not bring happiness but happiness leads to success
This belief is the first cited in an article in the Times that explains how to make happiness happen, whether in your studies, at work or in your personal life.
Reaching a goal makes it happy for a short time and then ... That's it.
When you reach a goal, it makes you happy on a very short time and then ... that's it. Often, we will look for a new challenge to take up, saying that this is what will fill us. If happiness is always ahead, your brain will never catch up with it.
It is therefore necessary to reverse his reasoning. Rather than waiting for a specific goal to be happy, one must be happy to achieve one's goals ... Or rather be optimistic.
"Dopamine, which floods our system when we are in a positive mood, has two functions. Not only does it make us happier, but it sets the learning functions in motion, and makes it possible to adapt to the world in a different way. "
I myself have long been waiting for happiness. I was unhappy with my present life and I expected to shine with joy only once that degree was achieved, once that goal was achieved. Not surprisingly, it did not work.
It is well said in this famous article of the Times: an optimistic brain is 31% more productive than if it is pessimistic, neutral or stressed. To live happily, let's live ... optimistic!