Did you know that your external world can only predict 10% of your happiness? And that your happiness is determined not by your external world, but by the way your brain processes the world?
Moreover, only 25% of job success is predicted through your IQ. The other 75%, yes 75%, of your job success is predicted by your optimism levels, your social support, and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat.
I had the pleasure of seeing Shawn Achor give this talk live a few months ago and it really blew me away.
I found this snippet of his lecture and wanted to share it all with you; I really consider it a must watch for everyone wanting to live a whole, healthy life.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXy__kBVq1M[/youtube]
I’m also in LOVE with his book, The Happiness Advantage, and recommend it if you’re an entrepreneur, leader, spouse, friend, parent, sister, brother, child or citizen of this good earth. It will really help you understand your own happiness and that of the people around you. Click here to get it on Amazon.
Check out the video and book, then let me know what you think them in the comments below this post.
To A Life Full Of Optimism!