Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor wants you to know that happiness is in reach — you just have to grab it.

“Most people think that if they work harder, then they’ll be more successful and then they’ll be happier,” he explained to Thrive CEO Arianna Huffington. “What we found was that wasn’t occurring. Every time someone has a success, they just change the goal post of what success looks like.”

The best-selling author says that if we choose happiness in the moment and if we choose to connect deeply with those around us, we can tap into our happiness and share it with the world.

Watch the full video above.

Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com