Shawn Achor is an American author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He authored The Happiness Advantage and founded GoodThink, Inc. After college and divinity school, he worked as a freshman proctor and teaching assistant at the Harvard University. He co-founded The Institute for Applied Positive Research with his wife. He presented at TEDx, and his talk is listed as one of TED’s 25 most popular with more than 20 million views online. Also, he co-authored Ripple’s Effect with his sister to bring positive psychology concepts to children. EliteColumn brings you most inspirational Shawn Achor quotes.
12 Inspirational Shawn Achor Quotes
“Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.” – Shawn Achor
“Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it’s the realization that we can.” – Shawn Achor
“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
“The best leaders are the ones who show their true colors not during the banner years but during times of struggle.” – Shawn Achor
“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
“If we study merely what is average, we will remain merely average.” – Shawn Achor
“Without action, knowledge is often meaningless. As Aristotle put it, to be excellent we cannot simply think or feel excellent, we must act excellently.” – Shawn Achor
“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
“Perhaps the most accurate term for happiness, then, is the one Aristotle used: Eudaimonia, which translates not directly to “happiness” but to “human flourishing.” – Shawn Achor
“When we are happy – when our mindset and mood are positive – we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the center, and success revolves around it.” – Shawn Achor
“The role happiness plays should be obvious – the more you pick up on the positive around you, the better you’ll feel – and we’ve already seen the advantages to performance that brings.” – Shawn Achor
“When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism.” – Shawn Achor
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