Shawn Achor Speaks About “The Happiness Advantage”

Did you know that your brain is 31% more effective when positive rather than negative, neutral or stressed?

And that the neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is produced when you’re happy, turns on the learning centers of your brain?

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, talks about the advantages of having a positive brain, citing these and other factoids, in this amusing and informational TED talk. (Length – 12:29).

My favorite stats from his talk:

“90% of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world but by the way your brain processes the world. And if we change it – if we change our formula for happiness and success – what we can do is then change the way we affect reality.”

“Only 25% of job successes are predicted by IQ; 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.”

Enjoy!


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