A reader has acted on one of suggestions in this post – there is now also a Happiness Formula Wiki. Go and add your thoughts!
Another reader noted that “current research shows that happiness causes success more than success causes happiness”. Scott Adams responded, “given that happy people are typically optimistic, energetic and fun to work with, I can see how happiness would lead to success.”
I think that there is also a correlation between happiness and luck. (I could be wrong…)
Someone did some research a while ago into luck. He interviewed a wide range of people who consider themselves to be lucky, and then analysed all the responses. He found four basic principles that “lucky” people live by:
- They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities.
- They make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition.
- They create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations.
- They adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
So what’s your formula for happiness?