CHAPTER 2

Committing to happiness

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. MARIE CURIE

The very fact that you’re reading this book shows that you are genuinely interested in becoming happier, and are curious about how you can do so. You’ve taken the crucial first step. Already you are moving forward. You’re taking stock of where you are right now, and quite possibly viewing some parts of your daily life from a new perspective.

This chapter is all about taking that interest and curiosity to the next level. The objective is to develop and strengthen your motivation to become happier. But you don’t have to rely simply on will power: we suggest a number of techniques and ...

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