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Shawn Achor Quote: “The reason some people see the world so differently from others is that the human brain doesn’t just take a picture of the external world like a camera; it is constantly interpreting and processing the information it receives.”

The reason some people see the world so differently from others is that the human brain doesn’t just take a picture of the external world like a camera; it is constantly interpreting and processing the information it receives.

— Shawn Achor



Shawn Achor Quote: “I started to realize just how much our interpretation of reality changes our experience of that reality.”

I started to realize just how much our interpretation of reality changes our experience of that reality.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “And only when we choose to believe that we live in a world where challenges can be overcome, our behavior matters, and change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy, and emotional.”

And only when we choose to believe that we live in a world where challenges can be overcome, our behavior matters, and change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy, and emotional.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Without action, knowledge is often meaningless.”

Without action, knowledge is often meaningless.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Barbara Fredrickson, a researcher at the University of North Carolina and perhaps the world’s leading expert on the subject, describes the ten most common positive emotions: “joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love.”

Barbara Fredrickson, a researcher at the University of North Carolina and perhaps the world’s leading expert on the subject, describes the ten most common positive emotions: “joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “All it takes is consciously remembering that we need to include others in our reality.”

All it takes is consciously remembering that we need to include others in our reality.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Every second of our own experience has to be measured through a relative and subjective brain. In other words, “reality” is merely our brain’s relative understanding of the world based on where and how we are observing it.”

Every second of our own experience has to be measured through a relative and subjective brain. In other words, “reality” is merely our brain’s relative understanding of the world based on where and how we are observing it.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Look around at the people in your office, on the subway, sitting across from you at the cafe. Have you ever wondered if the world you see is the same one they see?”

Look around at the people in your office, on the subway, sitting across from you at the cafe. Have you ever wondered if the world you see is the same one they see?

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “As St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century said it best, “Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive.”

As St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century said it best, “Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Perhaps the most accurate term for happiness, then, is the one Aristotle used: eudaimonia, which translates not directly to “happiness” but to “human flourishing.” This definition really resonates with me because it acknowledges that happiness is not all about yellow smiley faces and rainbows. For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential.”

Perhaps the most accurate term for happiness, then, is the one Aristotle used: eudaimonia, which translates not directly to “happiness” but to “human flourishing.” This definition really resonates with me because it acknowledges that happiness is not all about yellow smiley faces and rainbows. For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The Tetris Effect – When our brains get stuck in a pattern that focuses on stress, negativity, and failure, we set ourselves up to fail. This principle teaches us how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see – and seize – opportunity wherever we look.”

The Tetris Effect – When our brains get stuck in a pattern that focuses on stress, negativity, and failure, we set ourselves up to fail. This principle teaches us how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see – and seize – opportunity wherever we look.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “The point is, as we will see throughout this book, what we spend our time and mental energy focusing on can indeed become our reality.”

The point is, as we will see throughout this book, what we spend our time and mental energy focusing on can indeed become our reality.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “This is why Sonja Lyubomirsky, a leader in the scientific study of well-being, has written that she prefers the phrase “creation or construction of happiness” to the more popular “pursuit,” since “research shows that it’s in our power to fashion it for ourselves.”13.”

This is why Sonja Lyubomirsky, a leader in the scientific study of well-being, has written that she prefers the phrase “creation or construction of happiness” to the more popular “pursuit,” since “research shows that it’s in our power to fashion it for ourselves.”13.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “Studies have found that American teenagers are two and half times more likely to experience elevated enjoyment when engaged in a hobby than when watching TV, and three times more likely when playing a sport. And yet here’s the paradox: These same teenagers spend four times as many hours watching TV as they do engaging in sports or hobbies.”

Studies have found that American teenagers are two and half times more likely to experience elevated enjoyment when engaged in a hobby than when watching TV, and three times more likely when playing a sport. And yet here’s the paradox: These same teenagers spend four times as many hours watching TV as they do engaging in sports or hobbies.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “This is a very important study because it shows that when we perceive a reality in which success is likely, that success become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

This is a very important study because it shows that when we perceive a reality in which success is likely, that success become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

— Shawn Achor


Shawn Achor Quote: “I defined happiness as “the joy we feel moving toward our potential.”

I defined happiness as “the joy we feel moving toward our potential.

— Shawn Achor

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