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Happiness Leads To Success

tulipsA person who is always happy, succeeds.—Sefer Hamiddos, The Book of Attributes (The Aleph-Bet Book)

People believe that when they become “successful”, then they’ll be happy.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov says the opposite is true. Being joyful, encouraging yourself to be happy, looking for things to feel positive about—these are what lead to success.

If we look at successful people, some are happy, many are not. That’s proof that success does not necessarily lead to happiness.  Continue reading Happiness Leads To Success

Joy–Your Spiritual Task

993146_14870546To find joy is the hardest thing of all. It is harder than all other spiritual tasks…Put all your energy into being happy. — Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

The Rebbe tells us that, if need be, we should force ourselves to be happy.

Of course, this advice is not politically correct. From today’s psychological viewpoint, forcing yourself to be happy is wrong. It’s denial. Better to be miserable. Continue reading Joy–Your Spiritual Task