Tips for Lasting Happiness

How to Be Happy No Matter What

By Srikumar S. Rao

Many of us believe that happiness can somehow come only by great effort, and we spend a lifetime seeking it. But unending joy is actually closer to us than our own skin, and there is nothing we have to do or get or be to experience it. All we have to do is stop driving it away. And the principal way in which we drive happiness away is "if/then" thinking--believing that IF this happens, THEN I will be happy. The truth is you have everything it takes to be happy right now.

Here are 10 tips that will help you change your thinking about happiness and open wellsprings of motivation, resilience, and joy you never knew existed.

Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D., is the author of “Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful – No Matter What” (McGraw-Hill, 2010). Dr. Rao has taught his course  on "Creativity and Personal Mastery" in many MBA programs, and is a former marketing executive. For more information and to order the book go to

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