Author, researcher and former Harvard professor, Shawn Achor has researched what makes people happy for years. What he learned is that happiness is a choice and can be learned. He teaches steps people can take to increase happiness. In his book, Before Happiness, he says:
Before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals.
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As you get ready to ring in the New Year, choose to be happy and shrug off that old negative attitude!