Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop called The Art of Being Brilliant (based on Andy Cope’s PhD research into happiness, positivity and flourishing in the British public sector).
In a nutshell, the workshop was about taking personal responsibility for your own happiness; happy people have made the active decision to be happy.
Common sense but not common practice.
Something which really fascinated me was the idea that only 10% of whether you have a good life or a bad life is going to happen anyway; 90% of whether you have a good life or a bad life is about how you choose to react to the 10%.
I’ve been on a little post-workshop trawl of Google for resources related to this workshop so I can work on changing my daily mind-set and become one of the ‘2%ers’ – the 2% of people who feel consistency great, not just that, but they live longer, are more productive and raise the happiness levels of the people around them: