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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Surviving Leadership Chaos

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Your habits create happiness more than anything else in life. These 10 habits will make you happier today.

Via Bobby Dillard, Roy Sheneman, PhD, donhornsby
donhornsby's curator insight, February 24, 9:00 AM
Bad things happen to everyone, including happy people. Instead of complaining about how things could have been or should have been, happy people reflect on everything they’re grateful for. Then they find the best solution available to the problem, tackle it, and move on. Nothing fuels unhappiness quite like pessimism. The problem with a pessimistic attitude, apart from the damage it does to your mood, is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you expect bad things, you’re more likely to experience negative events. Pessimistic thoughts are hard to shake off until you recognize how illogical they are. Force yourself to look at the facts, and you’ll see that things are not nearly as bad as they seem.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Motivational Leadership

What The Happiest People Know About Work

What The Happiest People Know About Work | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Study, work hard, and you will be successful.


This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout my youth. None of them added "be happy" to the success equation.


But a growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.


All this unhappiness comes with a high price tag to businesses, costing more than $550 billion a year in lost productivity. In his book, Donovan identifies 60 simple steps individuals can take to improve their happiness and get back on the path to success. Here are six of the top things happy workers do:


Via The Learning Factor, Graeme Reid
Denise Gabbard's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:19 PM

Doing what you love can make you happy-- finding a way to make money while doing what you love is even better! 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:55 PM

If you don't enjoy what you do it is very difficult to be successful.  There are ways to re-frame the way that you look at things to help you focus on what is important to you.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:01 PM

Avoiding energy sappers is what led me to retire from teaching. It was not the students and parents. It was the bureaucratic and technocratic nonsense that went on in school which passes itself off as education.