We have been taught that hard work leads to success which in turn leads to happiness.
But research proves that happiness is a precursor to hardwork and success. Please listen to the TED Talk by Shawn Achor, the author of the book THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE: http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work
Achor goes on to say that in “in just a two-minute span of time done for 21 days in a row, we can actually rewire our brain, allowing our brain to actually work more optimistically and more successfully”.
When we start to write down three new things that we are grateful for for 21 days in a row – three new things each day – our brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world, not for the negative, but for the positive first.
We can then reverse the formula for happiness and success, and in doing so, “not only create ripples of positivity, but create a real revolution.”
Happiness, therefore, is serious business. It is so contagious that 1 positive person can spread happiness to 10,000 people, creating a world of peace, optimism and compassion. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIWQeMFncm8&app=desktop)
All it takes is one person. Would you be that 1?