Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Turn Happiness into a Success Advantage

90% of your long term happiness is determined not by your external world, but how your brain
processes your view of the world. Every single outcome is improved with a positive attitude.


Train Yourself to Be Happy. Turn Happiness into a Success Advantage. Thank you again, TED and LifeHacker

Many of us think of success as paving the way to happiness. You work to get that promotion or finish grad school, etc., to get happier. Author Shawn Achor argues the formula should be reversed: be happier now to achieve greater success.  
You can see this philosophy at work in his TEDx talk about "the happiness advantage." Over at Psychology Today, Achor writes that happiness leads to greater success:
Every single relationship, business and educational outcome improves when the brain is positive first. If you cultivate happiness while in the midst of your struggles, work, at school, while unemployed or single, you increase your chances of attaining all the goals you are pursuing...including happiness.
But happiness takes work. We have to train our brains to be positive. Activities you can try every day to achieve more happiness in your life, as a habit and as an advantage for future success, include read more >>>

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