The Key to Happiness and Success


Happiness and success are simple terms but hard to fathom. We live everyday knowing that our ultimate goal is happiness and success. We tried many things to realize these things but sometimes our attempts are futile. No matter what happens, we have to keep on finding our happiness and success so our lives are fulfilled.


We have to know that there is one key to happiness and success here in Singapore. According to an article published by John Templeton Foundation, the key to happiness and success is regulation. We need to know the concept of regulation before anything else. Regulation is a strength that can help us uphold stability in our behavior and emotions. We have many experiences of success with regulation. To understand this better, think of a time when we calmed our anxieties and we aced that big presentation or a time when we were about to say something hurtful to a loved one but did not continue it.

In simple words, regulation can influence how we treat and interact with others, how we overcome temptations, how we persist in challenges, how we handle recent adversities and how we overcome past adversities. There are many types of regulatory strengths like emotional regulation, psychological endurance and emotional awareness which are related with mental and physical health. Experts believe that regulation is where people struggle most.


The good news is that we can improve regulation with thorough practice. Regulation is like exercise that can make our bodies strong if we consistently do it. What are the things that promote regulation? Here are some activities that we can do to fortify regulation:

  • Meditation: One activity that can promote regulation is meditation. Meditation can be in many forms like yoga or even writing about our emotions in our journal.
  • Nourishing the faith: We take solace knowing that God is always with us no matter where we go and no matter what we are going through. Our religious faith will give us peace in midst of anger. We can consider praying or going to masses to nourish our faith.

Knowing this, we need to realize that regulatory strength is the key to happiness and success whether we are here in Singapore or outside. So, if we realize that regulation is not our greatest strength, we need not sulk or feel alone. We have to rise to the occasion. Regulation is a skill and it can be learned and improved overtime. Regulatory strength can help us overcome our weakness which will later become our strengths.


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