Happy people are more curious, creative and seek out new experiences. Approaching life this way builds the skills and resources that facilitate happiness and help cope with challenges. Happiness snowballs.
Happy people in general earn more, have more control over their work, enjoy a greater variety of tasks, enjoy their jobs more and are more successful at work. Good performance creates good moods. Happiness snowballs.
Happy people are more likely to get to know new people, like the people around them and spend more time helping others. Friends rate happy friends more positively, bosses rate happy employees more positively and happy people experience more social support. Social support supports happiness. Happiness snowballs.
Happy people are more likely to be happily married, healthier and live longer. Snowballs buy you time and save you money on healthcare bills.
Boehm, J. K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Does happiness promote career success? Journal of career assessment, 16 (1), 101-116.