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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 2

WHAT’S THAT VOICE IN MY HEAD, AND HOW CAN I MAKE IT STOP?

The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care.

—Buddha

So, now that you’ve learned about all those studies in the previous chapter, I’m going to assume that you’re on the smiling bandwagon with me, and that you agree that there are many ways in which smiling can benefit both you and the people around you. Of course, you may be saying to yourself, “Great, but what am I supposed to do? Just walk around like a guinea pig biting on pencils and eating chocolate?” Well, based on the science, doing this would certainly give you a happiness boost, but only temporarily. ...

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