Thursday, February 2, 2012

Small is Happy!

Most of the time, we are told to dream big. Set big, bold goals and work hard to achieve them. This is generally good advice.

However, when it comes to being happy, smaller joys may be better. Recent psychological research by Ed Diener reported in the Harvard Business Review finds that the frequency of positive experiences are a better predictor of happiness than the intensity of positive experience. How good your experiences are doesn't matter as much as the number of good experiences you have.

As you pass through each day, a dozen mildly pleasant events will contribute more to happiness than one amazing event. Don't sacrifice all the little joy's of life to reach the big goals. The little joys are what makes life truly happy!

What small joys have you experienced this week?

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