Fun Fact Sunday: The happy secret to better work
Is it possible that we have been approaching happiness and productivity in the wrong way? In his entertaining and dynamic presentation, psychologist Shawn Achor suggests that rather than working hard to achieve happiness, happiness itself can lead to greater productivity.
“If happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there.”
“We’re finding it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but 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.”
“What we found is that only 25% of job successes are predicted by I.Q. 75% of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support, and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat.”