Just one secret to happiness

Dan Buettner, the man who found Singapore to be the happiest country in Asia, revealed among other things, seven secrets for staying happy in his book, “Thrive”.

Analysts will no doubt share tips on the seven stocks most likely to succeed in the coming year while others will reveal the secrets of the seven most successful companies or countries, economically that is.

Given this time of the year when we are on the cusp of the old and the new, similar soothe sayers like fortune tellers and fengshui masters will surely join the throng with their generosity in sharing about what 2011 will bring.

This could come in seven tips, seven secrets, seven whatever. It could be packaged in other magical numbers too. But seven is probably the favourite ever since Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People burst upon the unsuspecting world 21 years ago!

Against the deluge of secrets and tips that are going to come our way — and the sea of such similar secrets, tips and old saws that our lives are bobbing on — I want to share only one tip, one secret, that promises to be both simple and effective in delivering happiness.

Just ignore the plethora of secrets and tips; the forecasts and the prognostications. If they are secrets and tips, forecasts and prognostications that are worth anything, including the paper they are printed on or the airtime they are broadcast over, then you can bet your bottom $ that their creators and originators won’t be so free with their sharing.

So forget the secrets, tips and other similar crystal ball gazing. Freed from such psychologically debilating crutches, you will be happier in one fell tip! Or should it be one fell trip? 😉

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4 thoughts on “Just one secret to happiness

  1. Strange…must be telepathy. At PageOne in Vivo today and was browsing at this new book. The World Book of Happiness where SIN & HKG are ranked 81st. Will blog about it tomorrow!

  2. Amy, they call it synchronicity. There’s even a book and a business offering 7 secrets of synchronicity… :-D!

  3. Thanks for pointing that out to me… will skip the synchronicity book but might still get The World of Happiness!

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