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Are you Hardwired for Happiness?

happy brainHave you ever heard the saying that a person’s life experience is 90 percent their attitude about it and 10 percent what happens to them?

According to Rick Hansen, PhD, the author of Hardwiring Happiness, it is possible to trigger your brain to adapt neural structures that initiate feelings of gratitude and well-being to become an automatic response.

On that note, we can take the 90/10 ratio a step further and say that 90 percent of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but in fact by the way your brain processes the world.

How you were brought up, how you are currently addressing issues, and how you perceive your life does not have to remain the same. Just as our brain is not permanently hardwired for health status or academic results, our emotional balance and attitude aren’t either.

Each person’s experiences impact their neurological terrain and form their current beliefs, perspectives, opinions, and most of all — attitude. This is why when several people are watching the same play, dealing with the same challenge, or attending the same meeting, they will have vastly different and unique responses, all depending on their inner wiring.

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