Research regarding self-assurance among the sexes was uncovered in Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s article entitled The Atlantic Men and Women reflects different attitudes where the topic of ‘taking control’ is concerned. The article highlighted the researchers’ sentiment that the ability to do work is just as vital as the mental toughness required. It is important to be certain of yourself and take control of all you wish to accomplish if you are really looking for a way on how to be happy in life?
1. Money Is Not the All
The famous saying is ‘money can’t buy me love’ can also be attributed to a peace of mind and contentment. Money may give you material things and of course having it makes living from day to day possible. But it is not the driving factor of your happiness. Focus on what you love doing and let that become your motivation.
2. Learn To Handle Disappointments
It is a guarantee at some point in your career or general life that disappointments will be inevitable. The important thing is how these situations are handled and how you choose to learn from them. Take the time to highlight what was done wrong and how you can possibly correct these mistakes. There is always something to learn from failures, so take heed.
3. Identify a Plan B
Life throws curveballs and it’s your duty to plan for these eventualities. Take this scenario, For example, a gentleman had the misfortune of having his business fail and had no idea what would be the next step, but little did he know his proactive wife had set aside some cash for a rainy day. He left some valuable advice for others to practice; maintain an account that can sustain you for a minimum of 12 months to as much as 24 months. A plan B will always come as a saviour at a time of need.
4. Improve Your Social Skill
Over a 20-year span from 1972 to 1992 researchers have come to a conclusion that those that exhibit social graces and are intelligent are more likely to be employed and earn more than those not so much socially inclined. The research made such a comparison with workers in the 1980s. These findings were published under the University of California, by Catherine Weinberger the economist.