The simplest of actions. The greatest of impacts. What more could you ask? Right behind my dislike for the word Pollyanna when someone is attempting to rebuff the impact of Positive Psychology, is the apparent need mock the impact smiling can have on mood elevation.
Again, I will be as loving as I can when I write this — mock on, and accept you are wrong! Whether it is the book The How of Happiness, or Gary Russo following his dream of singing by starting with creating smiles, smiling works.
Dr. Success Challenge: Rate your mood on a scale of 1-10 (1 low – 10 high) right now. Now read the HBR article The Science Behind the Smile. When you are done reading the article, again rate your mood on a scale of 1-10. Share your results with me by writing to me at DrSuccess@ServingSuccess.com