Why Are People Not Happier

"What if happiness is more than simply the absence of sadness?" asked Martin Seligman in the late nineties. And psychology as we knew it, changed forever. 

I'm sure we've all said it. "When X, I'll be happier" and the X could represent everything from a different weight, relationship, bank balance or residential location. And much as we'd like to truly believe this, we cannot deny that this thinking simply perpetuates longer cycles of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.

Science tells us the following:

Happiness doesn't come from genetics luck or chance.

Happiness has a LOT less to do with circumstances than we think it does.

It isn't the result of some big, out of reach event or attainment

Happiness is created by simple, easy things we do, every day

Unhappiness is created by NOT doing those things 

(List taken from The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen)

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Why you should goal set on feelings not things

Every New Year’s, we come up with our to-do lists, resolutions, bucket lists, and strategic plans — all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. And here’s the heart of it all: All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.

So what if this year, we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and make our resolutions?

How do you want to feel when you wake up on January 1st?
How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
When you get dressed in the morning?
When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
When you pick up the phone?
When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?

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