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Almost Everyone Makes This Personal Development Mistake. Do You? Comments Off on Almost Everyone Makes This Personal Development Mistake. Do You?

Almost Everyone Makes This Personal Development Mistake. Do You?

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Imagine, for a moment, this strange scenario: You head off to a big university to learn what you need to know to pursue your dream career.

When you get to school, they give you a big catalog of courses filled with of all sorts of interesting topics that catch your eye. There’s that course in French literature you’ve always dreamed of, the course in anthropology your friend told all about, and you remember your dad telling you how great the courses in electrical engineering he took were. So you decide to take those courses and see how it goes.

Afterwards, you look back and realize that electrical engineering wasn’t right for you, and the French literature, while enjoyable, didn’t really contribute much to your goals, either. The anthropology course was more useful. You learned some things you’re sure will help you in the future.

If you spend your time at the university this way, how long do you think it would take you to get a degree in your field of interest? Decades, at least, and probably never, right?

Amazingly, this crazy trial and error approach is exactly how almost everyone tries to achieve their dreams of a happy, fulfilling, and satisfying life….

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Are You Too Comfortable Inside Your Comfort Zone? Comments Off on Are You Too Comfortable Inside Your Comfort Zone?

Are You Too Comfortable Inside Your Comfort Zone?

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Let’s face it, working on becoming happier is challenging and it’s scary.

Every step towards happiness seems to be a step outside your comfort zone. It’s place that scares us, a darkness we retreat from into complacency and unhappiness.

It need not be this way.

Let’s put your comfort zone into perspective:

Everything currently inside your comfort zone used to be outside it.

Think about your first day at school, your first kiss, or your first job. Remember how scared you were? Were the tears flowing that first time?

How about the first time you made love…

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Engineering Happiness: A How-To Guide to Designing a Happy Life Comments Off on Engineering Happiness: A How-To Guide to Designing a Happy Life

Engineering Happiness: A How-To Guide to Designing a Happy Life

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Last year there were over 667 million searches on Google for answers to the question, “How can I be happy?”

That sounds like there’s a problem that needs solving.

Being an engineer, I approached it as an engineering problem. Is there a “how” to happiness and can you use it to design and build a happier life?

Yes.

The key is in knowing what happiness is and understanding what you need to become happy…

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