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Brigid Schulte: If looking for happiness in career achievements, you’ve got it backward

Shawn Achor

By Brigid Schulte (original source Tulsa World) 

“To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to achieve a goal, happiness researcher Shawn Achor, head of Goodthink and author of “The Happiness Advantage” (2010), is on a mission to change minds, hearts and lives. Happiness, he says, isn’t just about feeling good, it’s about the joy we feel while striving after our potential. His research has found that choosing simple happiness habits that take no longer than brushing your teeth can boost mood, make you happier and, as a result, healthier, more productive and creative at work and closer to those you love at home. He explains:

Q: We never used to talk about happiness. Now it seems all the rage. What’s going on?”

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