“Happiness is not all about yellow smiley faces and rainbows. For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential.” -Shawn Achor
Conventional wisdom teaches us that if we work hard we will achieve our goals, achieving our goals will make us more successful and this will lead us to being happier. We think that if we earn that grade, make that team, get accepted into that university, or make a certain amount of money than we will be happy. Shawn Achor’s research on positive psychology shows us that this formula is backwards. Happiness fuels success, not the other way around - positive minds are more engaged, creative, resilient, and productive. Shawn's TED Talk goes further in depth with easy steps we can implement for ourselves.