Habits of Successful Happy People
They are passionate – Successful, happy people don’t just have interests; they have passions, and they devote themselves completely to them.
They swim against the current—Just think what the world would have missed out on if Bill Gates had played it safe and stayed in school or if Stephen King hadn’t spent every free second he had as teacher writing novels. To swim against the current, you have to be willing to take risks.
They finish what they start—Coming up with a great idea means absolutely nothing if you don’t execute that idea. The most successful and happy people bring their ideas to fruition, deriving just as much satisfaction from working through the complications and daily grind as they do from coming up with the initial idea.
They are resilient— To be successful and happy in the long term, you have to learn to make mistakes, look like an idiot and try again, all without flinching. In fact, the most successful entrepreneurs put no time or energy into stressing about their failures, as they see failure as a small and necessary step in the process of reaching their goals.
They make their health a priority—The essential health habits that successful and happy people practice consistently are getting a good night’s sleep (fights stress, improves focus and is great for your mood), eating healthy food (helps you to focus), and exercise (great for energy levels and confidence).
They don’t dwell on problems— By fixating on your problems, you create and prolong negative emotions and stress, which hinder performance. By focusing on actions to better yourself and your circumstances, you can create a sense of personal efficacy that produces positive emotions and improves performance.
They celebrate other people’s successes— Instead of insecurely focusing inward, confident people focus outward, which allows them to see all the wonderful things that other people bring to the table. Praising people for their contributions is a natural result of this.
They live outside the box— While others stay in their comfort-zone prisons and invest all their energy in reinforcing their existing beliefs, successful people are out challenging the status quo and exposing themselves to new ideas.
They keep an open mind— Successful, happy people recognize that other people’s perspectives provide an opportunity for growth. You need to practice empathy by putting yourself in the other person’s shoes so that you can understand how their perspective makes sense (at least to them).
They don’t let anyone limit their joy— Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain—you’re never as good or bad as they say you are. Source
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