The Pursuit of Happiness Drives Excellence & Mastery

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In his book, A Prescription For Happiness (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prescription-Happiness-Commitments-Happier-Healthier-ebook/dp/B00UZ2ATJU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1427311073&sr=8-4&keywords=a+prescription+for+happiness), Dr. Mark Rowe explains that in order to be truly happy we need to pursue good health in five key areas:

  1. Physical Health (diet, exercise and Health IQ)
  2. Psychological Health (stress, distress and destress)
  3. Relationship Health (you become who you interact with)
  4. Emotional Health (is your EQ affecting your IQ)
  5. Legacy Health (are you achieving your potential)

What’s unique about Dr. Rowe’s happiness philosophy is the notion that the pursuit of permanent happiness is an itch that drives many of us to become overachievers, to excel in life. Attaining permanent happiness would be catastrophic. It would stop us in our tracks, ending our quest for excellence and mastery in life. The very fact that permanent happiness is unattainable is actually a blessing in disguise. Food for thought, my friends.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
 
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