July 1, 2012

I’ve been casually studying the science of happiness for some time. Tony Hsieh introduced the idea to me about four years ago. He suggested a few books, wrote his own book on the subject and we’d discuss as a hobby (typically over cocktails). If you’re going to study something, you might as well study happiness, eh? Over time, I learned a few happiness fundamentals from the ingredients for happiness to the types of happiness.

Lately, I’ve been into the study of positive psychology. It’s quite fascinating. I watched this video above while on the elliptical just now and couldn’t wait to get back to my computer to post and share it with you. Everyone should be required to watch this short 12 minute clip. Imagine the possibilities if we all change the way we effect reality.  My key takeaways:

  • The lens in which our brain views the world shapes reality.
  • Our external worlds are not predictive of our happiness levels.
  • 90% of our longterm happiness is predicted by the way our brain processes the world.

Did you already know this? Probably. Are you applying it daily? That’s another question. Spread the word:

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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