TED Talk: The Happiness Secret

(I’m a big fan of TED Talks. Regardless of the subject matter, the talks are always interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring. Occasionally, I will be sharing some of my favorites, which stand on their own without much commentary needed from me.)

My favorite quote from Shawn Achor’s laugh-aloud and wonderfully transforming TED Talk is: “If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”

Achor, a Harvard professor of positive psychology and CEO of Good Think Inc., which studies people who are above average to understand human potential, believes that happiness needs to precede success. Not only that, he states that “90 percent of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way your brain processes the world.” He also states that we can train our brain to be happier and with happiness comes success.

Intrigued? Watch this video now. I have no doubt it will be the best twelve minutes and twenty-one seconds of your day.

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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2 Responses to TED Talk: The Happiness Secret

  1. Mary Hirsch says:

    Woke up. Popped on Computer. Read your Post. Grabbed a Cup of Coffee. Listened to Shawn Achor’s “Ted Talk”. As you suggested. Immediately. Although I’m pretty adept at growing where I’m planted and being happy, I’ve always considered it a negative that I’ve never been a “good e’nuf” woman. That average doesn’t work for me. Achor suggests that’s okay, great and a positive path to follow. Woohoo!

  2. corrie says:

    I watched it, and loved it. I have a few off the grid kids in my house,and I am going to try the 21 day challenge with them. Thanks for sharing.

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