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HBR: Managing Yourself

The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror and what you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build on
[1] How Will You Measure Yourself? Creating a strategy for your life Allocate your resources Create a culture Avoid the marginal costs mistake Remember the importance of humility Choose the right yardstick
[2] Managing Oneself What are my strengths? How do I work? What are my values? Where do I belong? What can I contribute? How do I perform? Am I a reader or a listener?

Happiness Index

"It's not about the destination, it's about the journey." 

This resonated so much with me in many aspects of life and specially for 'happiness'. It is really important to be happy on a daily basis. Being happy everyday makes you more productive, lets you enjoy little things in life, and is proven to have a impact on your health. 

As I think about this, I first started this on basis of developing good habits. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, so I made a list of good habits and followed them for 21 days using sticky notes and calendar invites, and reminder, and you get the point! 

Recently, it took me a series of bad days to step back and think about why I had bad days. This led to me developing my daily happiness index! 

Happiness index is a set of criteria that I use to gage if I had a good day because a good means I was happy. This is purely based on things I control and at the end of the day make me say, "That was a really good day, I am happy!&…