3 things you can learn from the most joyful people on the planet


Eckhart Tolle today is a German teacher who has made a fortune from book sales across the globe. Today, he is a happy, successful man, but it wasn’t always that way. If you read any of his books, you soon discover that he was as miserable as you can get, so much so that he considered ending it all. 

What saved him was adopting a new perspective on life. He found that when he changed the way he saw things, he was able to access a level of bliss and contentment that few people have experienced in all of human history. 

What’s interesting about his case was that he was just an ordinary man, living a regular, unpleasant life. He didn’t have any family or genetic predisposition to happiness. Instead, he simply taught himself the mental habits to get there. 

In this post, we take a look at some of the things that you can learn from the most joyful people in the world. Check them out below: 

Do As Much As You Can

We think that doing less will make us joyful. But if you look at the lifestyles of some of the happiest people in the world, you find that they actually do more than the average person. Some of them survive on as little as 4 hours of sleep per night. 

Doing is the product of exuberance. And exuberance is what happens when you change your perspective on life. When you accept that life is happening for you (not some awful thing being done to you), it makes you appreciate the time that you have even more. You can take a break if you want, but it certainly doesn’t feel necessary. 

Don’t Stay In Work You Despise

While some people can be happy and joyful in any situation, it is challenging when you are involved in work that you hate. Essentially, you have to get up out of bed every morning and do something that you don’t want to do. 

The trick here is to simply pursue the things that matter most to you. As long as you give them your full attention, you’ll eventually become a master and, at that point, you’ll be able to sell your skills. Remember, if you’re interested in something, somebody else will be too. 

Give Up Your Bad Habits

As Sunshine Behavioral Health points out, bad habits, including addictions, can destroy lives. Worse still, they can sometimes deny you the capacity to move on from them because of the lasting effects on the brain. 

For most people, though, bad habits aren’t physical, they’re psychological. We continually have negative conversations with ourselves that bring us down. We worry that we’re not good enough or that someone at work doesn’t like us. We fear that we will always be poor or that we will never find a person to spend our lives with. 

Giving up bad habits is progress down the road to lasting joy. And it’s something that the happiest people in the world always do.