Learning is a sure path to happiness. Science proves it
Plenty of research on happiness suggests it arises when we are generous, grateful and connected with our people. But another lesser-known pathway toward happiness is learning, growing and challenging ourselves in new ways. Thriving tends to occur when we experience success, but also when we are continually developing our skills and capabilities. Learning can also build resilience, because – by definition – learning requires you to realize you don’t already know it all and encourages you to try something new and fill in gaps of information. The 85% rule, validated by research at the University of Arizona, says if you never fail, you won’t be challenged to continue and if you fail too frequently, you will be demotivated.