Bounce back to happiness & success

Bounce back to happiness & success

Even the happiest people experience unhappiness. 

Even the most successful people have failed. 

Happiness and success don't come to those who have a "perfect" life but rather…to those who better deal with and bounce back from life's imperfections. 

Check out this interesting article from Business Insider about how successful people bounce back from failure and note, exactly the same principles apply to happiness and happy people bouncing back from stress and depression…

by Faisal Hoque

Who doesn't love chocolate? And we all know Hershey's — but perhaps we don't all know the story of the famous chocolate company's founder, Milton Hershey.

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.

He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked out the way he'd hoped, but eventually he started the Hershey Chocolate Company, which made him an industry leader.

Success often results after several misfires. We make many mistakes along our personal and professional journeys. If we learn from our mistakes, life does make allowances. However, if we wallow in our mistakes, they can consume us.

Using Hershey's life story, allow me to share five mindsets that help people bounce back from failure — something I know well from my own journey.

1. Nothing is constant

"When you go through a hard period / When everything seems to oppose you … When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute / NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!" — Rumi

Milton Hershey dropped out of school at the age of 14 and began apprenticing with a master confectioner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Four years later, he borrowed $150 from his aunt and set up his own candy shop in the heart of Philadelphia.

After five long years of hard work with little success, he had to close up shop. He joined his father in Denver and found work with a confectioner. It was in Denver where he discovered caramel and how fresh milk could be used to make delicious candy.

Just because you haven't found a way of doing something yet, it doesn't mean that you are a failure. When you view yourself as a failure, you perpetuate a vicious circle of negativity that can effect your future actions.

In any outcome, there is often a percentage of external influence. Viewing failure as a temporary event helps us take practical and non-emotional steps to address it…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE