Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret To Better Work

“We’re finding it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.”

“What we found is that only 25% of job successes are predicted by IQ, 75 percent 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.”

“We’ve found there are ways that you can train your brain to be able to become more positive.”

“… we can reverse the formula for happiness and success, and in doing so, not only create ripples of positivity, but a real revolution.”