Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on happiness

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The happiest people tend to be those who can stop their desires and expectations from growing as they go through life. And there’s a big difference between always wanting more -versus- trying to make things better but whatever happens, happens.

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You can approach your career 1. by continuously trying to prove yourself to your peers, employers, customers 2. or by doing the best work you can & whatever happens, happens The 1st tends to lead to more success. The 2nd to more happiness. And sometimes you get success anyway.

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Avoidance of unhappiness > pursuit of happiness We are much more confident in what makes us unhappy (commuting, bosses, open offices, artificial light, performance reviews) than what might make us happy (bigger house, new car, new job, exotic vacation). Subtract unhappiness.

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