OMG- I LOVE this guy! Not only is Shawn Achor hilarious, but also he brilliantly explains my philosophies on positive thinking and gratitude in this TED Talks video. In short, your external world does not dictate your happiness- it is your perception of the world that does (You can get a brain tumor and go “Why me?!” or say- “Yay, I have angels!” ). While I took the tumor diagnosis in stride, I do freak out about other things, especially if they seem within control. In such instances I try to collect and appreciate all the positive aspects of the challenging situation and assure myself that everything will be okay. So far, so good. Learn more about the “Happiness Advantage” by watching below:
Thanks Shawn Achor for being awesome and sharing your brilliance with us!