Written by Mary Brophy Marcus.
Does it ever seem like happiness and success are pie-in-the-sky notions? And that only a lucky few seem to have found both a great job and a happy life?
A new book suggests happiness and success aren’t as elusive as they appear — we may just be going about pursuing them in all the wrong ways.
In “The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success” (HarperCollins), Emma Seppälä says the ways we’re taught to seek career success — working long hours, persevering at all costs, and looking out for number one — are “just plain wrong.” In fact, those approaches actually discourage success and make us deeply unhappy, she says.
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