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Happiness, Success and Chemicals

This is a post about an article I read recently. This article was suggested to me by one of my podcast guests from Stories Of Success. Happy Valentines Day. We talked on the podcast (release date tbc) about how success and happiness go together. There are a few chemicals that are actually responsible for happiness: * Dopamine * Serotonin * Oxytocin * Endorphins The argument goes that when we are happy, this will result in us being more productive, motivated more and healthier. As a return of those impacts you could argue, that success is higher too. So the happier you are, the more successful you are. Is that conclusive? Maybe not, but that’s to be discussed on the podcast. The article goes into depth of each neurochemical, but I wanted to summarise the main ones here for you: * Dopamine motivates us to take action towards a goal. Low levels lead to procrastination and self-doubt. So whenever you achieve a goal, a todo and take it off your list, there is this little kick, the reward for having achieved something. Then on to the next one. * Serotonin flows when we are feeling significant. One of the six human

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