Where Does Happiness Come From?

You may think, I'll be happy when...

I get a raise,

I'm in a relationship,

I meet my goal,

I get in shape,

I get a bigger house...

Most people are under the impression that happiness comes from favorable external circumstances. But, in actuality, success, wealth, good health, and nurturing relationships are the by-products of happiness​, not the cause.

When you are happy, you are more likely to make choices that lead to positive circumstances. ​The reverse isn't true. Everyone has observed people who are deeply unhappy even after they have attained incredible success.

It turns out your conditions of living only account for about 10 percent of your overall happiness.

The Happiness Formula was developed by positive psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ed Diener, and Martin Seligman and is one of the leading theories of happiness today.

Click "Next​" ​to hear Deepak Chopra explain how the Happiness Formula works.

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