Do you ever find yourself thinking, "If I just got this job...", "If I just made this amount of money...", "If I just had these relationships...then I would be happy."
Many of us do think this way. The problem with this mindset is that happiness is then dependent on obtaining a certain goalpost.
Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, and as seen on The Happiness Advantage TED Talk, explains that often we believe, "the formula is clear: work harder, then you'll be successful, then you'll be happier."
However, he goes on to say that, "It's hard to find happiness after success if the goalposts of success keep changing."
Therefore, happiness is the precursor to success.
Cultivate happiness first, and success will follow.
So how can you be happy right now?
Check out these 5 Ways to turn Happiness into an Advantage.