Happy People May Be More Successful
Happiness may breed success rather than the other way around, according to a new study. Researchers found happy people are generally successful in relationships, work, and health; this success is more often than not a result of their positive emotions rather than vice versa.
The results of all three types of studies suggest that happiness leads to behaviors that often lead to further success in work, relationships, and health and that this success stems from these positive feelings.
Researchers say previous research has assumed that happiness flowed from success and accomplishments in life, but this study suggests that isn't always the case. "Our review provides strong support that happiness, in many cases, leads to successful outcomes, rather than merely following from them," says Lyubomirsky, "and happy individuals are more likely than their less happy peers to have fulfilling marriages and relationships, high incomes, superior work performance, community involvement, robust health and even a long life." By Jennifer Warner, WebMed
Proverbs17:22: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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