Happiness is more important than success.
Can happiness make you more successful? Yes. As we become happier, we become more successful.
Our brains operate better when we are in a positive mind state instead of a mood of negativity or stressed. Happiness helps us increase our problem-solving skills, helps us become more creative, and improves our thinking, remembering, and decision making.
Happy people take control of their lives and emotions. They don’t take things for granted. They don’t complain. They don’t focus on the negative.
According to Sonja Lyubomirsky in her book, The Happiness Diet, 40% of our happiness is within our control. Also, research shows happy people are successful in their life, work, and health. Yet, happiness is subjective, based on how you define it, and happiness can sometimes be difficult to measure.