Hedonic adaptation gives unparalleled resiliency and keeps us motivated to achieve ever greater things.
Those who have been disabled have a remarkable ability to rebound – initially they may feel terrible, but after months or years they are on average just as happy as everyone else.
The pursuit of wealth and power has been shown in dozens of studies to be a highly inefficient method of increasing well-being and happiness.
To be sure, if your income doubles you will be slightly happier.
My solution has been to re-direct my feelings towards Lady Luck.
Many of the sub-traits associated with spirituality are the same sub-traits associated with gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal. 65% of Americans didn’t receive recognition in the workplace last year. Sign up for The Gratitude Hack, the course I created with the sole focus of helping you live a happier, more grateful life. Want to know the details or explore the science that backs up these claims? Optimism in turn makes us happier, improves our health, and has been shown to increase lifespan by as much as a few years.