How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

Happiness is a choice. It’s not always an easy one, but it is always one you can actively make!

Shawn Achor is an extremely accomplished teacher and author of who focuses on positive psychology.   In the TED talk embedded below, he speaks on happiness being the secret to greater levels of success in our work.

I’ve outlined his 5 key steps to increase our experience with happiness.   Do these 5 things for 18 days and watch how much more positive your mindset becomes.

1)      Bring gratitude to mind – Write down three unique things that you are grateful for each day

2)      Journal – Write about a positive experience you’ve had within the last 24hours

3)      Exercise –  Engage in 15 minutes of mindful cardio activity

4)      Meditate – Watch your breath go in and out for 2 minutes a day

5)      Engage in a random, conscious act of kindness –  Write a 2-minute positive email thanking a friend or colleague, or compliment someone you admire on social media

Check out the complete talk below, and take the first step towards increasing your happiness!

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14 thoughts on “How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

  1. 5) Thank you for sharing this thought provoking, smile inducing post and video. Your two posts so far are awesome and I have confidence in what you will do next. Applying what I learned from the video, don’t feel you need to improve on each and every post, rather just be happy and success will come to you! Best wishes to you!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the TED Talk. It’s been a while since I watched one. I encourage your readers to check it out and understand the 5 key steps you outline are the last 60 seconds of a 12-minute video clip that is very funny, uplifting, and inspiring. Shawn Achor is as much a stand-up comedian as he is an inspiring proponent of positive psychology. -Bob

    • It`s my pleasure to share this video with everyone. And I wholehartedly agree with you, Bob. Isn’t it so great to laugh while you learn? Best wishes.

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  4. In “The Natural,” the team hired a psychologist to help them turn another miserable season around. He told them that “losing is a disease.” By the same token, happiness is contagious, too!

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