We think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But out brains work in the opposite order. If we can raise somebody’s level of positivity in the present, then your brain experiences a happiness advantage, i.e. you brain in positive performs significantly better than it does at negative, neutral or stressed. Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy levels rise.
Your brain at positive is 31% more productive than at negative, neutral or stressed.
Great talk by Shawn Achor: