The happy secret to better work


Shawn Achor’s The Happy Secret to Better Work TED talk is in the top 25 most viewed TED talks of all time.

Ingrained within western culture is the belief that hard work leads to success, which then results in happiness. Shawn argues that we need to reverse that formula; whenever we achieve a marker of success, we change the goal posts so that we aim higher and reach for more, making the elusive concept of happiness inaccessible, because it always lives on the other side of success.

Instead he proposes a more effective, scientifically-proven method for finding happiness, by sharing tips on how to increase your level of positivity in the present moment.