Entrepreneurs aren’t the only happy people out there. Nor are they super-human. But experience shows that they find a way to be jolly. This is even backed by research.
So what is it that entrepreneurs do differently from the rest of us?
They are their bosses, they choose their schedules — we know all that. But happiness must be more deeply rooted. For happiness not to be only fleeting, it needs a solid foundation. So what gives you a good chance of being happy?
Let’s take a look at what entrepreneurs say will brighten your days.
Making Many Mistakes
Good news – mistakes are your friend. All the entrepreneurs out there will tell you that. No wonder why – mistakes dissolve our fear of failure. This is a massive step towards happiness. It means that no matter how bad our mistakes are, we’re able to see them from a distance. A mistake is a teacher in disguise that takes us closer to our goal.
Manifesting Your Dreams
Many entrepreneurs – without knowing it – use the power of manifestation. Manifestation is about turning your dreams into reality. It’s not so much that imagining we’re successful will make it a reality. Positivity alone will not always turn the tide. But by believing that our project is possible, we will act in a way that will make it possible.
Happiness is also about enjoying difficult things. Now, adding more difficulty to our lives may not sound so jolly at first. But doing things that are challenging can energize us greatly. Fun but difficult projects give us a sense of satisfaction that stay with us. Just to give you an example – chocolate tastes so much better on a mountain top.
Turns out being responsible is not so bad. Thinking about the long run gives us security. Even if we are not where we want to be at the moment, we know what the plan is. All we have to do is follow the steps. This gives us emotional and – why not – material security. With the plan already in motion, we can wake up every day with purpose.
Leaning into Relationships
Relationships are everything. Whether it’s work or private life, we need partners to thrive. A good business partner means more knowledge and expertise. A close-knit
group of friends means more laughter and honest conversations. A famous Harvard study concludes the same – a good life is built with good relationships.
So if you want to be jolly like the entrepreneurs, remember what they have to say. They may be overly excited sometimes, or some of them too focused on their work.
But there is something they are getting right – they focus on the FUNdamentals.