by Roger Reid|Success Point 360

Do you have to be successful before you can be happy? Apparently, it’s a two-way street.

In the article Success Versus Happiness — What is More Important? by Leslie Riopel, MSc., in Positive Psychology, it’s suggested that happy people tend to be more successful because they are happy to begin with.

Here’s one explanation: Unless you win the lottery or inherit the family fortune, you’re going to have to work for success. And one of the basic criteria for achieving financial success depends on how other people perceive your personality and attitude.

Most people want to be around those who are happy, positive, and uplifting. They’re also more inclined to do business with them and share financial opportunities because they perceive happy people as being more deserving. (It makes no logical sense, but we’re talking reality, not logic.)

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