REMEMBER || Happiness is like keeping fit. You have to work out.

Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google X, is trying to make as many people on this earth happy. 10 million is his target.

Why? He lost his 21-year-old son, Ali, in a routine operation. He experienced (imaginably or unimaginably) incredible grief and depression. But Gawdat has managed to turn that grief into something sensational.

His book Solve For Happy is about engineering a path to happiness. In it are the theories underpinning an equation he generated for attaining happiness, and how it helped him sustain momentum after Ali’s death.

He has a few golden tips:

1) “Happiness is like keeping fit. You have to work out,” he tells The Guardian.
2) “Learn how to use your brain as a biological function, like every other part of your body so it can understand you are the boss, not him.”
3) “Happiness is not a coincidence, it is not given to you by life, it’s entirely our responsibility.”

You don’t need to read the entire book to get the gist. Instead, check out this 1-hour and 9 minute-long Google Talk. Come on, it’s just over an hour. You, really, can’t put a price or time limit on happiness.


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