(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.