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Happiness is overrated

[It]  is a function of our expectations — or, as it has been said: “Happiness equals reality minus expectations.”

Given that neat formulation, there are two ways to attack the problem: boost our reality or lower our expectations.

Most of us choose the former. We’d rather stew in our misery than trim our expectations.

Lowering our sights smacks us as a cop out, un-American. Better a nation of morose overachievers, we reason, than a land of happy slackers. (via Lowered Expectations)

By Richard Brisebois

I help companies develop their leaders. I help managers develop themselves and their teams.
Richard Brisebois is a leadership development professional who has worked with 7,000+ managers, leaders, and business owners in 40+ countries, from Fortune50 executives to SME business owners and tribal leaders. He specializes in designing and facilitating leadership development programs as well in team coaching.