The keys to happiness is to figure out what you like to do and then find a way to get paid to do it.

The keys to success is that you can do anything you love to do, as long as you do it in a way that benefits others.   People pay you for the amount of benefits they receive, they do not pay you for the amount of work that you do.

Did you know that there’s an annual World Happiness Report?

It’s a comprehensive study ranking all the countries, from the happiest down to the least. For four years in a row, Finland has been named the happiest place on earth. Not far behind are Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, and Switzerland. This only proves that despite the COVID-19 pandemic shaking the entire world to its core, a lot of people still showed psychological resilience.

So what really makes a person genuinely, profoundly happy?

Here are three insights you can ponder on how to achieve true happiness.

  • Self-awareness matters

Self-awareness means paying more attention to your thinking processes, allowing you to identify emotional cues that will help you redirect your thoughts to more important things. To practice self-awareness, you might need to replay painful memories in your head and ask insightful questions. If I can redo things, what would I do differently? What do I need to remember to help me correct the wrong things I’ve done? 

Being truly happy means reflecting on what went wrong and how you can change your future.

  • Benevolence plays a crucial role 

Studies show that people are happier where there is a higher degree of trust within the community. Researchers suggest that kindness is more valuable than increasing one’s wealth. While having money is a must, living in a society that values kindness is more important. Seeing the goodness in others and being of service to those around you gives you a different level of happiness that only benevolence can.

  • Being happy in what you do 

A person who is forced to take on a job out of necessity will never be happy unless he finds one that will make him fulfilled and truly happy. By developing one’s precious talent, you will be able to turn it into a source of income. And when that happens, you’ll be able to achieve true, genuine happiness.

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