The 6 Enemies of Happiness

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Posted June 6, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
Common quote in the football….errrr, business…..errr, sports in general…..errr, fatherly advice…..worlds: The enemy of great is good. Well, if that’s true, then the enemy of happy is complacent, right? Jessica Hagey, contributor over at Forbes.com tells us that there is not one, but six enemies of greatness. And these enemies are the same enemies of happiness.

Read all of Jessica’s “The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)” now at Forbes.com by clicking here. But in the meantime, here’s my personal favorite of Jessica’s clever drawings and explanations:

 

1) Availability

We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason to climb a mountain, but not a very good reason to take a job or a free sample at the supermarket.

 

What’s the message here? Don’t settle! Some of the most important advice you can get. And follow it. It might just make you great…..and happy!


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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."

One Comment


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    Katy

    According to the article’s poll, readers think that comfort is the biggest reason why people fail to achieve greatness. I agree: change is hard, and we prefer the easy life.

    The article reminds me that the “availability” one is the reason I am single. I am unwilling to settle for a good-but-not-great relationship with a partner. I think my life is better now because I am independent.





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