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Episode Info: Welcome to episode 1 of season 1 of the Future Past Podcast - Leadership in History. In today's show, I look at the science behind happiness. The western mindset is broken! I prefer the ancient Greeks definition that says, 'Happiness is the joy we feel moving towards your potential.' The opposite of happiness is not sadness, but boredom. So we need the excitement that these 4 pillars below will bring: Pillar 1: Pursue meaningful life goals (the significance course helps you to do this. Check it out at On this page you can also download a free pdf: 22 Questions to Discover Your Sweet Spot) Pillar 2: Scan the world for opportunities Pillar 3: Cultivate a mindset of optimism & gratitude (Start a gratitude journal today listing: - 3 things you're thankful for in your Personal Life - 3 things you're grateful for in your value exchange or work life - 3 things you love about yourself - what you love about those closest to you Change your thoughts and you'll change your world!) Pillar 4: Develop rich social relationships Have your best year yet... check out The Significance Course at   The Future Past Podcast is a fortnightly podcast that looks at historical characters and events as well as some interesting people from today. Please subscribe and leave a review. Connect at; on Twitter at @futurepastpod; on Instagram at @futurepastpod & on FB at Godspeed & Kaizen Clive
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