In today’s world, a lot of what we have is never enough. We get that new smartphone we’ve always wanted but then we’re told we have got to get a better one. We get a new car but, we’ve got to get a better one to keep up with the neighbours. Got a new job? Great! Now we’ve got to get a better job.

If we’re raised to believe that if we work hard and get a good job we can do the things we want and get the things we want, we’ll be happy. But if we’re always changing the goal post to believe that there is always something better, are we pushing happiness over the horizon?

Psychologist Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc., took to the Ted Stage to share his thoughts & finding to show that happiness inspires us to be more productive. Take a look at his fast moving and very funny talk below.


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