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One of the greatest desires of the human heart is to find true and meaningful happiness. Maybe you’ve grown cynical in your quest for happiness, and you’ve convinced yourself that it’s an illusion or a delusion. I’m convinced that happiness is very real and very attainable, but it’s NOT the result of luck, circumstances or even personality traits. Anyone can find happiness because it’s the result of our choices, not our circumstances.

The simplest and most effective way to improve your own happiness is to learn from truly happy people. In my experiences and interactions, the happiest people I know consistently do the following things (in no particular order). If we’ll implement these disciplines into our own lives on a daily basis, I believe happiness will follow.

Nine things happy people do every day (in no particular order):

1. Refuse to fall into the “Comparison Trap.” 

Comparison is the enemy of joy. With social media always a click away, we can fall into the temptation of comparing our behind-the-scenes struggles with other people’s highlight reels. In fact, new studies have shown links between excessive social media use and depression. Happy people have learned a vital truth: You can learn from others but you should never feel pressure to compare your life to anyone else’s. God’s plan for you is masterfully unique!

#2 might change the way you make decisions

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