Reflect on the relationship between success and happiness. What does each of these words mean to you? Does success bring happiness? Can people be happy if they are not successful? Think about Dale Carnegie’s quote at the beginning of this chapter: Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. Do you usually get what you want? Do you usually want what you get? What insights can you derive by contemplating the relationship between success and happiness?
Would you say you tend to have a fixed mindset or growth mindset? Think about the way you deal with challenges and obstacles. What is your view about effort? How do you deal with criticism? How do you view other peoples’ success? Which mindset do you think would bring a person more success and more happiness in life? If you see some of the fixed mindset traits in yourself, what could you do to change your mindset?
Note: no sources required, and 300 word for each reflection.