Did you know that happiness can be a predictor of income?
“Focus on happiness and the money will come.”
Although many of us may be hesitant to believe the real value of the above statement, an American study has actually shown it to be true. The research found that “downcast teens earned 30 percent less than the average salary at age 29, whereas happy teens earned 10 percent above average.”
“Happiness is a good predictor of income,” even after factors such as gender, IQ, physical health and height are taken into account, said study researcher Andrew Oswald, a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England.
Why high spirits may translate to bigger salaries is unknown, but happiness during the teen years may allow people to focus on the tasks at hand instead of dwelling on their feelings.
“If you’re happy, you have less worries and distractions and stress that probably divert you away from the things that are important for work and getting promotions,” Oswald said. “People who worry less can concentrate on being better employees.”
Read the full article here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/20/happy-teens-earn-more-in-adulthood/#ixzz2DNQClUcU
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