Shawn Achor shares his views on how to change educational and business outcomes. We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining TEDtalk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
With over 3 million views to date, yours will certainly not be the last because I know you will want to share it with others.
You have watched the video and learned that only 10% of your happiness can be predicted by your external world. 90% of your happiness is determined by the way your brain processes the world.
“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”
“[It’s] the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.”
"If I work harder, I will be successful. If I am more successful, I will be happier." That is the formula taught and spread for many years.
Shawn Achor says: "This is backwards". If you haven't yet watched the video in it's entirety, I hope this will reverse your steps and watch the video.
If you are striving to be successful with the hope of becoming happy, you have a long road.
Business success is more likely when you are happy first. Agree or disagree?
Here is a book by Marilyn Schoeman I highly recommend that will definitely help your brain process the world differently:
GO! How to Think, Speak and ACT to Make Good Things Happen - Discover the power of Green Light®, the new universal Language of Possibility. You will learn a way to think, act and speak to make good things happen.