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CHAPTER 6

Hearing the Wake-up Call

Chart a Path to Happiness

Everyone faces trials and tribulations, sorrows and disappointments in life. And, even when we think we know what it takes to be happy at work—purpose, hope, friendships—things can go really wrong. We have little control over some events; good bosses move on, bad ones take their place. Companies are bought and sold, leaving us in a precarious position, or we don’t get that promotion we wanted so badly. Often these big and not-very-good experiences are coupled with a constant stream of smaller problems that, over time, are harder and harder to deal with.

Maybe you’ve had a series of setbacks ...

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