Does Success Lead To Happiness, Or Does Happiness Lead To Success?

It’s easy to assume that happiness depends on what’s happening in your life, but according to psychologist Shawn Achor, one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, “90 percent of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way your brain processes the world.” So remember to take care of your mind the same way you take care of your body!

The video: Filmed May 2011 at TEDxBloomington. Shawn Achor is the founder and CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology. He is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

The Transcendental Meditation technique: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced twenty minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions — and over 380 published, peer-reviewed research studies have found that the TM technique significantly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.