Success Measured Happiness

By | June 2, 2016
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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

happiness-successI’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 happiness-fieldmake 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!

18 thoughts on “Success Measured Happiness

    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      I’m glad you liked the post! I find most people, myself included, get caught up in trying to always focus on the big stuff and tend to get overwhelmed. Starting small gives the fuel we need to get through the big stuff!

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  1. Kris

    Hi Christian, this is a great reminder. Another strategy I use to keep feeling motivated is to set goals and always have something to look forward to. It helps if you are looking to the future instead of dwelling on the past.
    Of course success breeds success as it is easier to build on your recent successes while feeling motivated. It is harder to get success from failure, although you can use your mistakes to fuel your success as it can make you more hungry to succeed.
    Thanks for an awesome post!
    Kris

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      You make good points about success breeding success and are spot on! As far as what you are saying about goals, I go over something very similar in my post about goals. I’m glad you liked this post!

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  2. Subra

    General Comments:
    Very catchy site name AND post title.
    Image suggesting links between Happiness and Success is equally strong draw. It makes one want to know how you describe the relationship.Links on the page and Facebook link work well. Overall clean lines, functional pages, with provocative page titles. They tennd to make the viewer curious. I am glad to see that you are eminently qualified to pitch for WA.

    Text and writing style make post readable, but it took me a few reads to begin digest Christian Dorius’s thoughts and associations. Happiness as described here comes across to me as including a strong dose of “positivity” or “positive outlook”.

    Equally important, the author suggests how to go about achieving success, that is starting with small things. The writing and ideas feel “personal and original”.

    i have bookmarked the page for re-reading, and to see if my understanding of a ‘sense of gratitude’ and “being positive” can sit back while I fathom ‘happiness’ in Christian’s words. Thanks for the provocatively positive thoughts.

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Thank you for the detailed analysis of this post!

      I try to keep things on the light side where reading is involved but try to pull some deeper thoughts and considerations out from my readers. I’ll have to go back over this post and see if I was either being too deep in some areas, or more likely just not explaining myself as well as I had hoped.

      I am glad that you seemed to have enjoyed the post though and will be pondering the deeper meanings of happiness and success that I mentioned here.

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  3. Ian

    Hi Christian,
    Nice article! Success and happiness are definitely linked and I find that I draw success to myself when I choose to be happy. Starting small with micro-goals is essential and it’s important to celebrate the small wins. Enough small wins will eventually lead you to the big wins.

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      I’m glad you enjoyed this article!

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  4. Chawn Bracey

    Motivation is the driving force to success. You make a great point by emphasizing on our happiness and how it helps us to sustain our motivation. The process to our success may be a long road but if we can keep ourselves happy along the way we set ourselves up for greatness. Im a pretty motivated person but sometimes I have my days where I need an extra boost. This is a site I will visit each and every time I need a boost. Thanks.

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Thanks for the kind words and great input. I’m really glad you liked the post and can use it to help keep yourself on the right track to success!

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  5. George

    This is some good advice. I think that success in anything big or small has a lot to do with attitude, temperament and approach.
    Also taking on big projects or tasks can only be successful when one approaches one small task at a time. And as you say that small success is inspiration to progress to achieving the big ones!

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Hey George! Thanks for stopping by and reading this post.

      I agree with all your points. Attitude, temperament, and attitude are definitely key qualities to success of any size.

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  6. Andrew

    Thank you for this article. It came at the right time. Recently, I’ve been feeling really stressed out. Nothing is going my way and I am lacking the drive to go on. I need some motivation. Reading this has helped me. It’s true, finding some small work or tasks to do can help a person to gain some momentum.

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Hey, Andrew. Thanks for stopping by and reading this post.

      I’m glad that you found some inspiration and motivation from reading my post. Keep working in small steps and soon your will have a foundation and, more importantly, formed a habit that will lead to continued motivation and success. Good luck! 🙂

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  7. Melanie

    Hi Christian. I enjoyed reading your article. Yes its true, we do all get great ideas, but it is lack of self belief and motivation that prevent us from getting that success. People should also be aware of who they spend time with if they want to stay motivate. Being around positive people with similar goals will help keep you motivated.

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Hi, Melanie. Great to have you here.

      I agree with you completely when you mention the people you are around. I know from personal experience that some people can just leech the will and motivation right out me in a one sided relationship.

      In the past I have even had to tell a few ‘friends’ that I couldn’t really be around them anymore because it was so draining on me. Kind of a rough thing to have to do but sometimes you just have to put yourself as number one and do whatever it is to make you happy and motivated again.

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  8. L7

    I have always disagreed with the statement, “Money can’t buy happiness,” and I still do. Truthfully, I don’t see how money cannot buy you happiness. I suppose it is a debatable topic.
    Hopefully, with success comes money … and financial security has a way of making us all feel a whole lot happier.
    Good article. Nice read!

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    1. Christian Dorius Post author

      Thanks for stopping by L7!  I’m obviously more aligned with you scope of thinking when it comes to this topic, but I do find it interesting to have healthy debate, or just hear another person’s opinion, on this subject.  Hope you find both success and happiness!

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