According to a recent report from business news giant Bloomberg, 8 out of every 10 new businesses fail within the first 18 months. Despite these somewhat depressing statistics, a survey of 1000 small business owners conducted by Deluxe Corp reveals that:
86% of small business owners believe they can do anything they set their minds to
77% of respondents prefer to try and fail than to never try at all
In this video Michael Stevens looks at possible reasons for human boredom. He explains that boredom occurs when we are disinterested in the outside world and the inner world of our thoughts — in essence, we are bored when we are left alone with ourselves. Does this mean that human existence itself is “off” or somehow “incomplete?” Or is human existence so absolutely awesome that it’s sometimes difficult for us to find activities that can measure up to our high expectations? One thing we do know, is that boredom certainly isn’t boring!
Rather than success leading to happiness, it seems that it is actually happiness which breeds success…at least that’s what the research team at SoulPacake have come to believe. Experiments show that happy people are better at problem solving, seeing new options and being more creative, while the statistics suggest that happy persons have better marriages, finances, friendships, work performance and health. See what happens when SoulPancake carries out its own happiness experiments. Rather than striving for success, perhaps we should all be striving for happiness!