Happiness is the joy you feel moving towards your potential.

Happiness is the joy you feel moving towards your potential.  – Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, defines happiness as “the joy you feel moving towards your potential.” For the Hilliard City School District this definition is “spot on.”  School isn’t always easy . . . learning requires each of us to do the work.  Happiness differs from satisfaction or pleasure.  Happiness isn’t temporary; it is a journey.

Today’s world is seemingly focused on instant gratification – the short term win.  These short term wins play well on social media, but they don’t make us happy.  Through intentional focus on social-emotional skills – focus on Hope and a Sense of Belonging – we are paving the path for future happiness.  We strive for each individual student to reach his or her potential.

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