Rewire Your Mind for Happiness

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1: Seek Inner Happiness, Not Outer Pleasure

2: Focus on Repaying Gratitude, Not on Entitlement

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“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

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3: Want Less

“It is inevitable that life will be not just very short but very miserable for those who acquire by great toil what they must keep by greater toil.”

“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.”

4: Give Without Expecting Anything in Return

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

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5: Focus on Doing Your Best, Then Let Whatever Happens Happen

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“We should bring our will into harmony with whatever happens, so that nothing happens against our will and nothing that we wish for fails to happen.”

6: Turn Failures into Lessons

“We’re programmed to believe that life is for enjoyment, but actually it’s for education…We think we’re in a candy shop, but we’re in a classroom.”

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7: Compare Yourself to Yourself, Not to Others

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8: Be Strict Towards Yourself and Lenient Towards Others

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Conclusion

Watch your thoughts. They become words.

Watch your words. They become actions.

Watch your actions. They become habits.

Watch your habits. They become character.

Watch your character. It becomes your destiny.

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