This round up from the past week’s activity has a message for you…change your thinking to change your life.
If you don’t like the way things are going, it is up to you to change your luck. Just in time for the new year, right?!
The Habits Of Supremely Happy People from Huffington Post
This post contains 21 scientifically based activities/behaviors of happy people. They aren’t difficult but they may just change your outlook! Try these on for size!
- They surround themselves with other happy people.
- They smile when they mean it.
- They cultivate resilience.
- They try to be happy.
- They look on the bright side.
Seligman summed up perhaps the greatest characteristic of the optimist in one of his most acclaimed books, Learned Optimism:
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault. The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case. The optimists believe defeat is not their fault: Circumstances, bad luck, or other people brought it about. Such people are unfazed by defeat. Confronted by a bad situation, they perceive it as a challenge and try harder.
Now go read the remaining actions and stop being unhappy!
How To Create Your Own Luck from Fast Company
So luck–in business and in life–isn’t something that happens to you, it’s something that you look out for, and in looking out for it, participate in the creation of.
This is a summary of the research done by Psychologist Richard Wiseman‘s studies on luck.
- Lucky people maximize chance opportunities
- They listen to their hunches
- They expect good fortune
- They’re resilient (added by Drake Baer, the post’s author)
Have a happy Sunday! Enjoy your reading!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.