Have you noticed that that your level of success seems to be directly related to your level of happiness? I like to call this Success Measured Happiness. Basically it is a happiness measurement scale that can be used to track your level of happiness by the amount of success you have seen in your recent history. So how does this scale work and, more importantly, does it actually work? Well, let me give you a few examples and show you how it works!
The Link Between Happiness and Success
I’m sure you have had at least a few great ideas about something at some point in your life. Have you ever noticed how you feel when you have these great ideas? You probably feel pretty great! This is because an idea is the very foundation to building success. Think about it, no ones personal success ever started without having an idea to begin with! Along with this idea comes something that continues to fuel this feeling of happiness, and it is known as motivation. For most people this is the hardest part down the road to success, keeping the motivation alive. It is not uncommon for motivation to sputter out after a short while and the budding idea to crumble to dust. Motivation, and the ability to sustain it, is in direct correlation with you current level of happiness. People that are happier tend to be able to stay motivated far longer than those that are not happy. It makes sense too, when you are feeling unhappy you get depression which makes it almost impossible to be motivated to do anything. Eventually, if you keep the motivation alive, you will reach the end goal which is success! When you get to this point you are riding a happiness high, which is one of the best feelings life has to offer! This string of events can be repeated over and over again for each idea to success process.
The Scale of Happiness
So now that you better understand the link between both happiness and success, how do you use this information to either benefit or make positive changes? You can usually tell if you are feeling good or happy about things based on your levels of motivation, stress, and recent success. If success is low along with motivation, while stress is high, then you probably need to make some changes to improve your general well-being. This is a great opportunity to start building success! The key though, is to start small. Maybe you have some projects around the house that you need to finish, or something left undone at work that has just been sitting on the back burner, or you want to shed a few extra pounds you are carrying around. Whatever it is, find something you can do with a quick turnaround, and minimal effort if possible, then get it done. Once you finish this one small task, congratulate yourself with some small reward. You should always find some way to reward yourself for success because it helps build your feeling of self worth, which will fuel your ambition to work towards your next success. Just repeat this process and treat every task completed as a success, because it is, and treat yourself accordingly. Soon you will find that you are able to complete those larger tasks without burnout. With each success your levels of stress will diminish as well. All of this translates into much greater levels of happiness!
Never take your successes for granted, and never succumb all that comes along with low levels of happiness. Life is too short and too precious to not be happy and successful!