One of the studies investigated the emotional state of prospective college students when they entered school and conducted follow-up investigations after 19 years of graduation. It was found that their happy mood at the time of enrollment predicted the overall working status of their 19 years after graduation. I am happier when I enter school. After 19 years, they have higher incomes and 30% less time in unemployed status. Although their income is positively related to their parents' income, when we observe people at the same parental income level, we can find that people who are more active in the future can earn $20,000 more than those who are not so happy in the future. There are many.
However, the light pointed out that the order is not enough. There may also be variables that we have not measured yet, while affecting happiness and success, such as cleverness, extroversion, and so on. Indeed, there are studies that prove that extroverts are more likely to be both successful and happy. Is it happy to "cause" success? This must be demonstrated by experiments with a set of controls and a clear sequence.
In the experiment, participants were assigned to different emotional perception groups active, negative and neutral emotion groups. Then they will complete some task tests, such as comparison coding, numerical operations, and so on. There are quite a few such experiments that prove that people who have experienced positive emotions at the beginning have set higher mission goals than the non-positive emotion group, and they will estimate that they can accomplish more tasks before doing the task; This kind of optimism is not blind. In actual operation, they are more efficient in responding to tasks, and they are less likely to give up and evaluate their attitudes more positively.
Happiness is not a one-way street
xxAlthough happiness promotes achievement, these conclusions are not to emphasize the path of achieving achievement and only happiness. Happiness should not be a kind of coercion and necessity. If you want everyone to be happy to work, "forcing happiness" is a negative and shackle. It is good to be able to cope with life and continue to progress in a positive and optimistic state. This does not mean that pessimism is ineffective. Not all people who have made great achievements are realized in a happy state. Chaplin's subtle silent comedy is not based on happiness and excitement; the British Prime Minister Churchill, who was led by World War II, was often troubled by depression and depression.
Happiness can't be the reason for exploitation 丨Tenor
Moreover, happiness and happiness should not be narrowly limited to achievement. I believe that when I run to the end, I am qualified to be happy. You are likely to miss the joy that this road can have. Acquiring achievements and achieving higher self-worth can of course bring happiness. But there are many ways to recharge your happiness:
Meet with family and friends
Experience new stimuli
Get friendly help
Grateful for everyday income
Enjoy the pleasure of food, books, movies, music, and travel
The sense of meaning to help others
And this psychological study, which has been running for more than a decade, may just want to tell us not to pursue achievements, but to forget the importance of self-state in the process of advancement. Excitement, excitement, optimism and happiness every day can be a boost to our progress as a positive spiritual force. Cultivating everyday happiness is more valuable than just staring at the end result.
Author: Lisa Walsh, Julia Boehm, Sonja Lyubomirsky
Editor: Iris, Li Zi Lizi SMS
Walsh，L.C.Boehm，J.K。＆amp; Lyubomirsky，S。（2018）。幸福能促进事业成功吗？重新审视证据。 Journal of Career Assessment，26（2），199-219。