A culture that laughs is happy, and a happy culture is productive and healthy—as a goal, it towers over wealth (or anything material) in importance. Bring that knowledge and that elated emotion to your home, your office, your life. Not sure what happy or genuine joy really is or how to reach it? In Get Happy Now, Joseph McClendon wants you to find it, and he shares eight conclusions about happiness:
- Happiness can be learned.
- Happiness speeds up success.
- Happiness will increase your energy.
- Happiness will increase your longevity.
- Happiness attracts you to what you want.
- Happiness increases your health and wellness.
- Happiness is contagious.
- You can condition yourself to be habitually happy.
Check it out—you can rewire your brain to be happy, which means you can transform your life in a way that results in productivity and success, real meaning and accomplishment. You can be that person on top of the mountain, arms outstretched with the breeze of victory and bliss brushing your face. You can be content—and energetic, and successful, and healthy, and a go-getter…
But without happiness, you can’t find meaning, and without meaning, happiness is out the door. A happy life is a meaningful life, a life with purpose, and vice versa.
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, says, “A positive brain has a unique advantage over a negative or stressed one.” It’s true—your business outcomes will improve, and so will your well-being and lifespan. And because of that, you’ll reach a new level of meaning, of hope, of success.
Ditch Debby Downer and her habits of stumbling into negative situations; ditch stress and pessimism. Instead, invest in your life by immersing yourself in positive, valuable experiences—because the benefits are inarguable.
The benefits can be summed up into one thing: a healthier, better, more satisfying existence.