Smiling Create Motivation
Scientists have proven that flexing the 26 muscles that it takes to smile, generates positive chemicals in our bodies. The resulting positive feelings may help you create greater success. Happy moods lead people to be more venturesome and more open to others. Happy people are also more highly motivated and more willing to tackle tough projects.
If you’re trying to get yourself to tackle the task that you keep putting at the bottom of your list, smiling may give you the push you need.
Smiles Motivate Others
Smiles are a free social currency. As Author Les Giblin has said, “If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no chequebook.”
Smiling shows people that we are friendly and approachable – thus making us more desirable to do business with or work with. Smiling people are judged to be more sincere, sociable, competent, and attractive and a genuine smile shows self confidence.
Smiles also motivate others. Louise Armstrong knew that smiles are contagious: “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”
Smiles Increase Productivity
If you’re a manager trying to jumpstart productivity, a salesperson working to close a sale, a teacher trying to engage your students, or a parent coaxing your kid to finish their homework, a smile can inspire the behavior you are looking for.
To others your smile is a gift of encouragement, inspiration, acknowledgement, and caring. And to you, your smile may be the gift of success. So in this new decade, don’t forget to: Smile Your Way to Success.