Feeling uninspired or unproductive? Prone to procrastination? We’ve all been there. Sometimes all it takes is a small shift in thinking to get the ball rolling in a big way. These TEDTalks are a must-watch if you need to supercharge your productivity and get shit done.
The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor
"If you can raise somebody's level of positivity in the present, then their brain experiences what we now call a happiness advantage, which is your brain at positive performs significantly better than at negative, neutral or stressed. Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy levels rise. In fact, we've found that every single business outcome improves... If we can find a way of becoming positive in the present, then our brains work even more successfully as we're able to work harder, faster and more intelligently."
The surprising habits of original thinkers – Adam Grant
"What about fear? Originals feel fear, too. They're afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from the rest of us is that they're even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken."
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - Tim Urban
"Now, I had a hypothesis that the brains of procrastinators were actually different than the brains of other people… There is a difference. Both brains have a Rational Decision-Maker in them, but the procrastinator's brain also has an Instant Gratification Monkey."