I came across an excellent TEDx video, only 12 minutes long, about THE SECRET TO BETTER WORK.
Not only is Psychologist Shawn Achor hilarious in this presentation, he presents some truly useful research.
It is not reality that shapes us but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality.
And then he goes on to talk about how we can change that lens.
Conventional wisdom says: I will be happy when I am successful. Unconventional wisdom says it’s the other way around. “If happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there,” Achor says.
He says we need to find a way of becoming positive in the PRESENT, and then happiness leads to success. It’s Not the other way around. It’s Not success leads to happiness.
There are ways to train your brain to become more positive and Achor gives us that list.
I hope you listen to this. It’s definitely worth the 12 minutes.