No one looks stupid while they’re having fun.
Time enjoyed is not time wasted.
Generous people take care of their own needs first. In fact, doing so is a moral necessity. The world needs you at your best.
Treat yourself like someone you love.
The primary culprit in your bad moods is a deficit in one of the big five: flexible schedule, imagination, sleep, diet, and exercise.
To be free of time is to be free of psychological need of past for your identity and future for your fulfillment.
What determines your success isn’t ”what do you want to enjoy?” the relevant question is, ”what pain do you want to sustain?”. The path to happiness is a path full of shitheaps and shame.
If your life doesn’t provide you with plenty of happy thoughts to draw upon, try daydreaming of wonderful things in your future. You can literally imagine yourself to higher levels of energy.
The single biggest trick for manipulating your happiness chemistry is being able to do what you want, when you want. A person with a flexible schedule and average resources will be happier than a rich person who has everything except a flexible schedule. In your personal life and you career, consider schedule flexibility when making any big decision.
To endure and even thrive in exile a person must keep in mind that his happiness depends more on his values than on where he resides.
Happiness is only real when shared.
The easiest way for us to gain happiness is to learn how to want the things we already have.
If you want to increase happiness by spending money, replace salient negatives instead of adding positives.
Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Happiness is internal. Your external situation might have an affect, but it all comes down to how you decide to live with it.
Recapping the happiness formula: - Eat right - Exercise - Get enough sleep - Imagine an incredible future (even if you don’t believe it) - Work toward a flexible schedule - Do things you can steadily improve at - Help others (if you’ve already helped yourself) - Reduce daily decisions to routine