19 May Happiness and self esteem might be good for your wealth!
Believing in yourself may be good for the soul, but it can also be good for the bank account, according to a new University of Florida study that finds self-confidence can translate into earning hundreds of thousands of dollars more over a lifetime.
People with high opinions of themselves as teenagers and young adults drew bigger salaries in middle age than their less confident counterparts, and the gap was widest for those from privileged backgrounds, said Timothy Judge, a UF management professor who did the study with graduate student Charlice Hurst.
Now I’m not necessarily a believer in measuring success purely in financial terms and I don’t think it’s helpful to focus excessively on money but this is some very interesting research related to the benefits of happiness so I thought I’d bring it to your attention.
To read more about this happiness investigation – click here.