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The Happiness Formula

Introduction In the pursuit of happiness, many of us often wonder: what exactly determines our happiness levels? Is it our circumstances, our genetics, or perhaps something within our control? Martin Seligman, a renowned psychologist and pioneer of positive psychology, introduced a compelling framework in his book Authentic Happiness that sheds light on these questions. This framework, often referred to as the Happiness Formula, breaks down the factors that contribute to our enduring level of happiness. Decoding the Happiness Formula: H = S + C + V H stands for Enduring Level of Happiness The enduring level of happiness, as distinguished by Seligman, refers to a sustained state of contentment rather than fleeting moments of joy. It encompasses our overall satisfaction with life over time. S stands for Set Point Our happiness set point is largely determined by genetics and early life experiences. According to research, approximately 50% of our happiness levels are predetermined by these

The Golden Circle: Simon Sinek

Introduction The Golden Circle concept was first mentioned by Simon Sinek in his book 'Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action'. Today we will understand Simon Sinek golden circle with practical examples. It was a very popular concept even then when it was published in this book. The Golden Circle model given by Simon Sinek explains the reason regarding the ability of some people and organizations to inspire other people and successfully differentiate themselves. Humans respond the best when the messages communicate with the parts of the brain that control their emotions, behaviour, and decision-making. This is the neuroscience behind the Golden Circle Theory. There are three main questions that make up the Golden Circle: The Golden Circle 1. Start with Why According to Simon Sinek, the first question of the three main questions that make up the golden circle is ‘Why’. The most important question that can be addressed by an organization or an individu

6 Levels Of Perspective: David Allen

Introduction The 6 Levels of Perspective given by David Allen helps us to know the basis of our personal life and our work that brings us the clarity of our priorities that needs to govern our decisions. It helps us understand the things that are important and things that are not important. With the help of this understanding, we can spend our time more productively on more important things to get where we want to go. We should set our priorities by keeping the Bigger Picture of our life in mind. To live a significant life, it’s your productivity that matters. 6 Levels of Perspective 1. Purpose: The first level of the 6 levels of Perspective given by David Allen is Purpose. It refers to the purpose of your life that gives your life a meaning. You need to reflect and acquire self-knowledge. You might not get the answer right now but at least you can start thinking about it. Eventually, over a period of time, you’ll be able to identify the real purpose of your life.  Watch this video to

Building Resilience in Youth

Introduction Resilience refers to the quality of facing all the adversities and making your way through them. A resilient person is able to resist, absorb, recover or successfully adapt to adversities or change. Some of the factors that contribute to resilience include our beliefs regarding ourselves, others, and the world. It also includes education, information, skills, behaviours, biases, and mental processes. There are 6 key skills that help us in building a resilient character that includes Vision, Composure, Tenacity, Reasoning, Collaboration, and Health. Therefore your resilience depends upon the way your life unfolds rather than a personality test. 6 Key Skills to Build Resilient Character 1. Vision: The first key skill that helps in building resilience in youth is Vision. It refers to your sense of purpose, goals, and personal vision for yourself. If you have a clear vision, it helps you in making tough choices. Clarity regarding your vision keeps you more focused so that eve

The 7 Habits: Habit 1: Be Proactive

Introduction The Habit 1 of Stephen R. Covey’s ‘ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People " is "Be Proactive". The book of Stephen Covey was published in 1989 but all those habits suggested at that time are still very relevant for all of us. Times Magazine suggested it as one of "The 25 Most influential Business Management Books". Whether you are a business magnate, employee or a fresh pass out, this book is very important for you. People who follow 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are not reactive but they respond to every situation they face. They are also very proactive and invest their time and energy to learn new things. In this article, we will know more about "Habit 1: Be Proactive".  Watch this video to know more about secrets of success from Srimad Bhagavad Gita: Proactive people focus on their circle of influence rather than the circle of concern. Circle of influence deals with own attitude, education, problems and work efficiency but reac

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Introduction Stephen R. Covey’s book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is a self-help book in which he suggests habits that we should develop for self-improvement. In the opinion of Stephen Covey, our perceptions decide the way we see the world. Therefore, if we want to change a given situation, we need to change ourselves. And to change ourselves, we need to change our perceptions. These 7 Habits help everyone including individuals who have achieved outward success but still struggle with an inner need to develop their personal effectiveness and growing healthy relationships with other people. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 1. Be Proactive: The first habit of the 7 habits of highly effective people is to be proactive. He opines that the inherent ability of humans to examine our character, choose our attitude towards our situations, and control over our effectiveness makes us different from animals. Proactive people recognize their responsibility. Stephen Covey de

Benjamin Franklin's 3 Principles for a Successful Life

Introduction Benjamin Franklin was an American Polymath, born on January 17, 1706. He was a famous author, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was quite well known for his work as a scientist especially in the American Enlightenment and in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories mainly regarding electricity. Benjamin Franklin had two years of grammar education and then he went on to become an Entrepreneur. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States and also one of the first people who wrote about the principles of success. Story of Benjamin Franklin and 3 principles of his success Benjamin Franklin didn’t belong to a prominent family rather his family wasn’t financially sound and that’s why he could afford to send him to grammar school for two years only. His father sent him off to apprentice at his older brother's print company by the time he was 13. There, Franklin used to compose pamphlets,

Principle 17: Cosmic Habit Force

Introduction The seventeenth principle of Napoleon Hill's 17 principles of success is "Cosmic Habit Force". We are what we are just because of our habits . We are deeply impacted by our environment and it may help or deviate us from our goal. This phenomenon is also known as Cosmic Habit force which says that each particle or creature has some influence on its surrounding environment. Roses don’t grow sunflower seeds; Dogs don’t give birth to parrots; Rivers do not release milk. Everything works as per its nature which shows the universal order. Science is also based on faith that there is some universal order. Each and every action/reaction is governed by that order.  Buy life changing books of Napoleon Hill: Think & Grow Rich | How to Raise your own salary | Napoleon Hill's Gold Standards | How to own your own mind The science of Personal achievement is based upon taking control of that order by regulating our habits. We can observe that our thoughts and act

Principle 16: Budgeting Time & Money

Introduction The sixteenth principle of Napoleon Hill's 17 principles of success is "Budgeting Time & Money". Budgeting money and time requires similar principles. Money must be spent very wisely otherwise it will be lost forever. In a similar way, time also needs to be budgeted and we must have discipline to adhere with the budget limits so that overspending can be eliminated. Our first priority must be to set aside fixed amount for savings. This principle will help us to build a safety cushion of money around us. There will be no fear of unknown or fear of poverty and this will enhance our creativity. Tell me how you use your money and time, I will tell you where and what you’ll be in next 10 years. Doers and Drifters Your attitude towards life determines your attitude towards time. We can categorise people in two types: Doers: These are those people who have definite major purpose. They learn from their mistakes and give gratitude to god for providing challenging