Are you happy?
If the answer is a wholehearted YES, then that’s fantastic… celebrate, sing from the rooftops, do more of what you are already doing …
…and if your answer was ‘Mmm I could be happier…’, see which of the following you think is the answer to the question in the title…
So where does 85% of our happiness come from?
A) Career success
B) Things – nice house, nice car, nice ‘things’
D) All three of the above
E) None of the above
Well, according to studies does in Canada and reported by Brian Tracy, Canadian author of ‘The Psychology of Achievement’, the answer to this question is… C.
He believes that 85% of our happiness comes from our interactions and relationships with other people. The other 15% comes from doing work that we enjoy, pursuing goals that have meaning, achieving things etc. Now of course we can combine these, for example, we can increase our happiness by doing work that we love, with people we respect, like and relate well with. The key point he makes is that most of our happiness comes from how successful relationships make us feel.
So, here are six things we can all do to increase our happiness in our relationships:
OK… so I added number six…but I have found that NLP helps me be happy, and many people do call it ‘life changing’. It is a positive psychology that among many other benefits, helps us understand and enjoy our relationships in so many ways. It can also help us enormously when interacting with others when giving presentations. If you are keen to understand what makes you tick, discover new ways to get the best from yourself, meet like minded people, communicate more flexibly with others, and have a lot of fun in the process, be at one of the courses in January!
So what’s coming up?
I honestly value NLP as the best thing I have ever learned. Do come and find out more – join me in January!
And here is Brian Tracy in a 2 minute YouTube clip talking about what makes us happy: