Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

– Abe Lincoln

Another great quote from How to Win Friends & Influence People. Dale Carnegie refers to Abe Lincoln’s quote to explain the general tendency of the human beings about happiness.

Dale Carnegie mentions –

Everybody in the world is seeking happiness – and there is one sure way to find it. That is controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

He is absolutely right because, you can have two people in the exact same situation, with the same salary, same family responsibilities, and same work-life balance, but still, only one of them could be happy. Why? because of a different mental attitude. There are poor people who are happier than some rich people, because of the way they look at their lives, and because of the principles they have about life.

So, as Lincoln says most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be. It is all in your mind, it is true that happiness is not about the outer world but it is more about your inner world.

Do you guys agree? Let us know in the comments. We certainly do agree to it.

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How to Win Friends & Influence People