H a p p i n e s s .

February 22, 2012

I came across a TED Video from Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work.

In the talk, Shawn Achor discusses how HAPPINESS makes humans work & think better. It’s true and proven that when one is happy, one is more productive, inspired to do better things and simply has a better outlook in life. The thing is, we all tend to push happiness further, as if unconsciously. As he mentioned, once we hit our goal, we automatically change our goal. When a student gets good grades, the student needs to get better grades. Once an employee hits a sales target, the sales target is automatically increased. It’s like a never ending chase to better things, better goals, better life.

We need to reverse the formula & realize the potential of being happy in the present. We need to appreciate the accomplishments and achievements, as well as be content with things and events that genuinely makes us happy. Because with this, if we stay in that happy state, our thoughts and actions automatically become better and more productive. Our brain functions better making everything else naturally better.

In reality, contentment is a tough virtue to practice (especially in today’s world). But once one has mastered the beauty of satisfaction and contentment, one will find his self in the place of peace and balance.

Stop thinking that the grass is always greener on the other side.



Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder …

– Henry David Thoreau


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