“What do you have to get in order to be happy?” is the question Dr. Srikumar asks.
I found this talk on TED where he asks to plug into our hard-wired happiness. We spend most of our lives learning to be unhappy, even as we strive for happiness. The way we learn to be unhappy is because we buy into a mental model. When we accept the universe as it is at that moment happiness occurs. Listen to the talk where he answers the question that he use to open his speech. Dr. Srikumar stresses to focus on outcome and invest in process and not the vice versa which is prevalent.
Some time ago I read Dr. Srikumar S Rao’s ‘Are you ready to succeed?’. It was one of the best book that had big impact on my thinking and living. I think you will enjoy it.
Here is the complete speech on TED : http://www.ted.com/talks/srikumar_rao_plug_into_your_hard_wired_happiness.html