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Well-being is not just a matter of luck: it can also, to some extent, be an attitude. If we can find ways to be open, friendly, giving, optimistic, and calm, we may tap into a mood that makes success more achievable.

Success, according to one convincing perspective on the subject, is not a finishing line we cross, but a way of living. We cannot usefully separate success from the rest of our lives, as it connects in complex ways with our happiness, our self-image, and the people we care about. In fact, it’s healthy to treat success as a process, so that we’re not so much reaching a pinnacle as walking a path. When working on our ambitions, ...

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