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Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness inspires productivity.”

Happiness inspires productivity.

— Shawn Achor



Shawn Achor Quote: “Your brain at positive is 31% more productive than your brain at negative, neutral or stressed.”

Your brain at positive is 31% more productive than your brain at negative, neutral or stressed.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is a mindset for your journey, not the result of your destination.”

Happiness is a mindset for your journey, not the result of your destination.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The way we define happiness is the joy you feel striving toward your potential.”

The way we define happiness is the joy you feel striving toward your potential.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it’s the realization that we can.”

Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it’s the realization that we can.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “One of the most powerful forces in human nature is our belief that change is possible.”

One of the most powerful forces in human nature is our belief that change is possible.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Each one of us is like that butterfly the Butterfly Effect. And each tiny move toward a more positive mindset can send ripples of positivity through our organizations our families and our communities.”

Each one of us is like that butterfly the Butterfly Effect. And each tiny move toward a more positive mindset can send ripples of positivity through our organizations our families and our communities.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body.”

You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “We become more successful when we are happier and more positive.”

We become more successful when we are happier and more positive.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is the precursor to success.”

Happiness is the precursor to success.

— Shawn Achor



Shawn Achor Quote: “Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.”

Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our life. When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises, we stop diverting resources to think about anxiety.”

Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our life. When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises, we stop diverting resources to think about anxiety.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The best leaders are the ones who show their true colors not during the banner years but during times of struggle.”

The best leaders are the ones who show their true colors not during the banner years but during times of struggle.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Constantly scanning the world for the negative comes with a great cost. It undercuts our creativity, raises our stress levels, and lowers our motivation and ability to accomplish goals.”

Constantly scanning the world for the negative comes with a great cost. It undercuts our creativity, raises our stress levels, and lowers our motivation and ability to accomplish goals.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The absence of disease is not health.”

The absence of disease is not health.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “When a manager openly expresses his faith in an employee’s skill, he doesn’t just improve mood and motivation; he actually improves their likelihood of succeeding.”

When a manager openly expresses his faith in an employee’s skill, he doesn’t just improve mood and motivation; he actually improves their likelihood of succeeding.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Scientifically, happiness is a choice. It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world.”

Scientifically, happiness is a choice. It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Waiting to be happy limits our brain’s potential for success, whereas cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative, and productive, which drives performance upward.”

Waiting to be happy limits our brain’s potential for success, whereas cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative, and productive, which drives performance upward.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Successful people see adversity as a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block.”

Successful people see adversity as a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “It’s hard to find happiness after success if the goalposts of success keep changing.”

It’s hard to find happiness after success if the goalposts of success keep changing.

— Shawn Achor



Shawn Achor Quote: “The greatest competitive advantage in our modern economy is a positive and engaged brain.”

The greatest competitive advantage in our modern economy is a positive and engaged brain.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.”

We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Focusing on the good isn’t just about overcoming our inner grump to see the glass half full. It’s about opening our minds to the ideas and opportunities that will help us be more productive, effective, and successful at work and in life.”

Focusing on the good isn’t just about overcoming our inner grump to see the glass half full. It’s about opening our minds to the ideas and opportunities that will help us be more productive, effective, and successful at work and in life.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Beliefs are so powerful because they dictate our efforts and actions.”

Beliefs are so powerful because they dictate our efforts and actions.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The fastest way to disengage an employee is to tell him his work is meaningful only because of the paycheck.”

The fastest way to disengage an employee is to tell him his work is meaningful only because of the paycheck.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Most people keep waiting on happiness, putting off happiness until they’re successful or until they achieve some goal, which means we limit both happiness and success. That formula doesn’t work.”

Most people keep waiting on happiness, putting off happiness until they’re successful or until they achieve some goal, which means we limit both happiness and success. That formula doesn’t work.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Positivity is such a high predicator of success rates.”

Positivity is such a high predicator of success rates.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Study after study shows that happiness precedes important outcomes and indicators of thriving.”

Study after study shows that happiness precedes important outcomes and indicators of thriving.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is actually an individual choice, even in the midst of negative circumstances. It’s not something our employers can give to us, though they can limit and influence that choice.”

Happiness is actually an individual choice, even in the midst of negative circumstances. It’s not something our employers can give to us, though they can limit and influence that choice.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”

If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.

— Shawn Achor



Shawn Achor Quote: “As we got more interested in time management and productivity, we lost the individual, and with that individual loss, we lost happiness as well. So I think the world has actually been malnourished as we’ve focused so much on productivity and ignored happiness and meaning to our own detriment.”

As we got more interested in time management and productivity, we lost the individual, and with that individual loss, we lost happiness as well. So I think the world has actually been malnourished as we’ve focused so much on productivity and ignored happiness and meaning to our own detriment.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Success does not mean happiness. Check out any celebrity magazine to look for examples to disabuse you of thinking that being beautiful, successful or rich will make you happy.”

Success does not mean happiness. Check out any celebrity magazine to look for examples to disabuse you of thinking that being beautiful, successful or rich will make you happy.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.”

Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The contents of the glass don’t matter; what’s more important is to realize there’s a pitcher of water nearby. In other words, we have the capacity to refill the glass, or to change our outlook.”

The contents of the glass don’t matter; what’s more important is to realize there’s a pitcher of water nearby. In other words, we have the capacity to refill the glass, or to change our outlook.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.”

Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “You can study gravity forever without learning how to fly.”

You can study gravity forever without learning how to fly.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “When we encounter an unexpected challenge of threat the only way to save ourselves is to hold on tight to the people around us and not let go.”

When we encounter an unexpected challenge of threat the only way to save ourselves is to hold on tight to the people around us and not let go.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “By changing our mindset and habits, we can actually dramatically change the course of life, improve intelligence, productivity, improve the quality of our lives, and improve every single education and business outcome.”

By changing our mindset and habits, we can actually dramatically change the course of life, improve intelligence, productivity, improve the quality of our lives, and improve every single education and business outcome.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “You spend money on Internet connection for your employees. Why not spend money on the energy that fuels their brains?”

You spend money on Internet connection for your employees. Why not spend money on the energy that fuels their brains?

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Just as our view of work affects our real experience of it, so too does our view of leisure. If our mindset conceives of free time, hobby time, or family time as non-productive, then we will, in fact, make it a waste of time.”

Just as our view of work affects our real experience of it, so too does our view of leisure. If our mindset conceives of free time, hobby time, or family time as non-productive, then we will, in fact, make it a waste of time.

— Shawn Achor


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