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SHAWN ACHOR

Happiness implies a positive mood in the present and a positive outlook for the future.

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The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

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The Happiness Advantage

If success causes happiness, then every employee who gets a promotion, every student who receives an acceptance lette...

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SHAWN ACHOR

The most successful people, the ones with the competitive edge, don’t look to happiness as some&nbs...

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Defining Happiness As Positive Emotioms

The chief engine of happiness is positive emotion. The ten most common of these are: joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe and l...

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Getting in to a Positive Mindset
  • Meditate
  • Find Something to Look Forward To: think about or create a future reward. Often the most enjoyable part of an activity is the anticipation.

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The Losada Line

Based on Losada’s mathematical modeling, 2.9013 is the ratio of positive to negative interactions necessary to make a ...

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ARCHIMEDES

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

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The Fulcrum and The Lever

Archimedes' quote about the fulcrum and the lever inspires us to move our own fulcrum (the mindset we have) and lengthen our levers (how much possibility and power we belie...

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"A Job" vs "A Calling"

People with a "job" see work as a chore, and the paycheck is the reward. People with a "calling" view work as an end in itself. Their work is fulfilling, because they feel it contributes to the gre...

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From a Job to a Calling

The more we can align our tasks to a personal vision, the more likely we are to view work as a calling.

Write down the tasks at work that feel devoid of meaning and ask yourself "what is the ...

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SHAWN ACHOR

The fastest way to disengage an employee is to tell him his work is meaningful only because of the paycheck.

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The Tetris Effect

The tetris effect is named after the phenomenon experienced by tetris players who begin to see tetris-like patterns in every day life after playing for long periods of time.

With a negative t...

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Three Good Things

When you write down a list of “three good things” that happened that day, your brain will be forced to scan the last 24 hours for potential positiv...

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Mental Maps to Success

On every mental map after crisis or adversity, there are three mental paths:

  1.  You keep circling around where you currentl...

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Change Your Counterfact

Imagine that you walk into a bank. There are 50 other people in the bank. A robber walks in and fires his weapon once. You are shot in the arm.

Is this fortunate or unfortunate?

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SHAWN ACHOR

Our fear of consequences is always worse than the consequences themselves.

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SHAWN ACHOR

Common sense is not common action.

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The 20 Second Rule

Sustaining change is difficult to do with willpower alone, because willpower becomes more worn out the more we use it. A better way is to decrease the willpower required by decreasing the "activati...

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SHAWN ACHOR

In the midst of challenges and stress, nothing is more crucial to our happiness and success than holding on to the people around us.

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