1) Positive Thinking:
Positive thinking is one of the best ways to achieve our goals, but it turns out that it can lead to happiness too. Optimism and self-esteem are some of the best indicators of people who lead happy lives. Happy people feel empowered, in control of their lives and have a positive outlook on life.
Action Plan: Make positive thinking a habit. In fact, this should be one of the first habits which we should develop. Get into the habit of squashing all negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones. Instead of “I can’t” think “I can”, “I must”, “I will”. It works.
2) Good Relationships:
We have a human need to be close, to be intimate, with other human beings. Having good, supportive friendships, a strong marriage or close and loving relationships with our family members will make us much more likely to be happy. Therefore, we should realize that when we have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters who we chat with, laugh with, talk with and sing songs with, talk about different places or any topic under the sun — that is more likely to make us happy!!
Action Plan: Spend quality time today with your loved ones and friends, to tell them what they mean to you, to listen to them, and develop your relationship with them.
Flow is the state we enter when we are fully engrossed in or completely focused on the work or task before us. We are so immersed in our task that we lose track of time. Having work and leisure that gets us in this state of flow will almost undoubtedly lead to happiness. In this state there is actually no difference between work and leisure. People find greatest enjoyment not when they’re passively mindless, but when they’re fully absorbed in something they love, or have deep interest in or are passionate about.
Action Plan: Find work that you are passionate about. Seriously — this is an extremely important step. Find work or hobbies that you are passionate about. Turn off the TV — watching TV for long hours is the opposite of flow — and get outside and do something that truly engages you.
Definitely money is lower in the order.
We should not educate our children to be just rich. Rather we should educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price. Most people know the price of everything without knowing the value of anything. There are many things in this world that are more valuable, which money cannot buy.