Although it still shocks people to hear this, research has shown that more money doesn’t necessarily translate into more happiness. Now there is a new study that shows that the richest states are not necessarily the happiest places to live. Furthermore, although the U.S. is quite prosperous, we don’t rank in the top 10 happiest countries.
As we approach the New Year, it is a great time to set your goals for 2010. Remember as you are looking at the prosperity you want to create in the coming year, it’s not just about the money. Why not consider setting goals around increasing your happiness? By doing this you will also be spreading the joy – happiness has been found to be contagious!