How to accelerate performance and happiness

600 people were told to pick their signature strength and use it in a unique way every day for two weeks.  Each was significantly happier and less stressed compared to control groups, a benefit which lasted long after the study.

Nothing fuels an upward spiral like progress.  And nothing accelerates progress like using strengths, as opposed to focusing on improving attributes that don’t come naturally.

In a sentence: focus most of your energy on identifying and leveraging strengths, and a small percentage on fixing weaknesses.

This works on the macro-level for organizations, and on the micro-level for each one of us.


Feel free to comment, reply, correct, or share your views

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s