Happiness is knowing and challenging your assumptions

Happiness is knowing and challenging your assumptions

Here at The Happiness Institute we believe, very strongly, that achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few simple disciplines every day.

But to practice these positivity disciplines we need to know what to do and where to look for happiness (as opposed to doing what and looking where others tell us we should look at).

You see, the reason many people don’t experience more happiness than they could is because of the many myths and misconceptions they hold about happiness and living a good life. But before I go on, watch this…

Click here to watch James Randi’s TED presentation

What assumptions do you make about happiness? Are you even aware of these? Do you believe any or all of the following? I’d be happy if…

  • I had more money
  • I was more physically attractive
  • I lived in a bigger house or better suburb
  • I had a better job
  • Only other people did the right thing more often!

Because if you do then you’re falling victim to false assumptions and beliefs about happiness. I’ve outlined before what REALLY leads to happiness so I won’t go into detail here (although you should check out our free resources for a few good tips – here) but suffice to say that if you really want to enjoy more happiness and to live a better life then stop and think about what you think leads to happiness and check to make sure that this is really true!