"Too many people believe that if they’re successful, they’ll be happy. That’s backward. Happiness comes before success.”

Positive emotions emerge by feeling engaged, fulfilled, and valued. Our minds then work better; we're more creative and adaptable; we have more energy, make smarter decisions, and better manage complexity.

It’s simple: Happy people perform better than their unhappy peers. "Humans are wired to seek meaning in everything we do, whether we’re sitting in an office, hiking in the mountains, or eating dinner with the family. Passion for a cause fuels energy, intelligence, and creativity."


Inspired by: Harvard Business Review - Happiness Traps, by Annie McKee