How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success
On Sale: January 26, 2016
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A leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and
resilience argues that happiness is the key to fast tracking
our professional and personal success.
Everyone wants to be happy and successful. And yet the
pursuit of both has never been more elusive. As work and
personal demands rise, we try to keep up by juggling
everything better, moving faster, and doing more. While we
might succeed in the short term, it comes at a cost to our
well-being, relationships, and, paradoxically, our
In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppala, the science director
of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and
Education at Stanford University, explains that our
inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment is tied to
common but outdated notions about success. We are taught
that getting ahead means doing everything that’s thrown at
us (and then some) with razor-sharp focus and iron
discipline; that success depends on our drive and talents;
and that achievement cannot happen without stress.
The Happiness Track demolishes these counter-productive
theories. Drawing on the latest findings from the fields of
cognitive psychology and neuroscience—research on happiness,
resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress,
creativity, mindfulness—Seppala shows that finding happiness
and fulfillment may, in fact, be the most productive thing
we can do to thrive professionally.
Filled with practical advice on how to apply these
scientific findings to our daily lives, The Happiness Track
is a life-changing guide to fast tracking our success and
creating the anxiety-free life we want.
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