Watch Shawn Achor’s entertaining, thought-provoking TEDxBloomington talk on the power of positive psychology.
The author of The Happiness Advantage and CEO of Good Think Inc., a research and consulting firm, points out that the common understanding that happiness as the last thing to happen after success achieved by working hard has the order all wrong.
Instead, raising the level of positivity in the present creates a happiness advantage that results in better, more productive performance. In fact, 75% of job successes are predicted by optimism levels, an environment of social support, and ability to frame stress as a challenge rather than a roadblock.
Achor recommends daily practices to rewire your brain to get on a positivity track, including journaling and acts of kindness that spread positivity to others.
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