Recently, I held several seminars in front of people that are new at work, aged 19-24. We were talking about relationships and networking. I recommended that they should be with people they really like and that give them energy.

A 75 year old Harvard Study reveals why that is the best way to live a happy life.

Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study:

The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.

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Especially in the early days of our career, we tend to make a mistake. We try to get into good relationships with everyone, colleagues, managers etc.

That leads to the point where we spend time with people that are of no added value for us. We spend our energy in conversations that are pointless.

This energy is not available for other things we like to do, for conversations with our real friends, with people we enjoy being with.

All of that just to be visible or to be recognized or to be “seen” or to be promoted. But believe me, lasting promotion comes through delivery. Visibility itself is not enough.

Do you agree with this study? What is your experience? Let me know in the comments below.

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