A good friend of mine forwarded me this very informative and inspiring TED Talk by Shawn Achor. Shawn Achor is one of the leading researchers in the field of positive psychology. I heard about Shawn’s work a few years ago when he did an interview with Success Magazine.
This video is fantastic and includes some interesting stats including:
– Only 25% of job success is attributed to intelligence.
– 75% of job success is attributed to external factors such as optimism, social support and the ability to see stress as a challenge and not a threat.
– 90% of our happiness comes from what’s going on in our internal world and not our external environment.