Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

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In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field of psychologist show this formula is wrong. “Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.”

It takes more than skill, tools, and communication. It also takes the right attitude and Shawn shows us how to get there!

What we are finding is it is not necessarily reality that shapes us, but it is the lens through which we see the world that shapes your reality. If you can shape the lens not only can we change your happiness, but we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.

– Shawn Achor

“What we are finding is it is not necessarily reality that shapes us, but it is the lens through which we see the world that shapes your reality. If you can shape the lens not only can we change your happiness, but we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.”

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
– Shawn Achor

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