Many people function under the notion success leads to happiness, but actually, research shows that happiness and positivity lead to success. A decade of research in positive psychology and neuroscience has found that happiness is the precursor to success, not the result. Research with corporations has also proven that happiness and optimism actually fuel performance and achievement. Positivity not only impacts the individual, but the communities they touch (organizations, businesses, and communities).
Positivity has a direct causal relationship with the productivity and success of individuals and communities. Its benefits include: