The Happiness Advantage: The link between positivity and success

Tim Fischer
May 25, 2018 11:59 AM (GMT-04:00)
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Tim Fischer, President of Medical Doctor Associates, recently watched a presentation that really spoke to him personally. Its focus was the connection between happiness and success. Read his thoughts on the topic, and see if you agree:

I watched a great Ted Talk recently. The talk was on happiness. Here are my takeaways and several things that I personally am going to try to improve upon in my life:

 1. Happiness is a choice AND an advantage.

2. The greatest predictors of success in life:

  • Optimism. The belief that YOUR behavior matters.
  • Strong social connection. Having a positive support network who focuses on the positive instead of the negative in every situation.
  • Perceiving stress as a challenge. You decide whether stress is bad or enhancing.

3. 75% of a person’s success is based on the three predictors above. 25% is based on intelligence and skills.

4. What are some advantages of being happy?

  • 3 times more creativity
  • 31% more productive
  • 40% more likely to receive a promotion
  • 23% fewer fatigue symptoms
  • 39% more likely to live to the age of 94
  • 37% greater sales

5. Every single part of your life is better with happiness. Work, family, relations with your spouse, parenting.

How do you create sustainable positive change?

  • Express gratitude to 3 different people each day for 21 days.
  • Pick one positive experience each day and write 3-4 specific things you remember about it.
  • Exercise: Try to do 30 minutes of cardio or other exercise each day.
  • Meditation/Prayer for at least two minutes daily.
  • Conscious act of kindness 21 days in a row: Do something for someone with no expectation for anything in return. This also increases your positive support network, which is one of the 3 predictors of success.

 Give it a try. It works. Hope you all have a productive day and wonderful weekend!

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