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Lessons from the new science of Positive Psychology

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“Where would you be, what would you have, and how would you think differently if you didn’t let any negative thoughts rent space in your head?”

To change this situation, you first have to acknowledge it. More than simply having positive affirmations, you have to turn them into beliefs and then take action on those beliefs. How? Pay attention to the thoughts you let stream through your head. Are the majority of your thoughts positive or do you let negative thoughts continually stream through your mind? Consciously transition negative thoughts to positive beliefs. When negative things happen to us, we have a tendency to not let them go. We create a story, and if we aren’t careful, it will validate that we are no good. That’s a pattern we can break… Gary Coxe, referring to Positive Psychology in Success Magazine, December 2010.

Want to know more about Positive Psychology and the amazing results attributed to it? Then read:

Positivity, by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.
276 pp. Three River Press, 2009

This terrific book describes how to tap into your own sources of positivity and suggests many tools to create a more vibrant life through a process the author calls “the upward spiral.It is one of the best books I have read on the field of Positive Psychology and strongly recommend it.

The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor.
Crown Business, 2010.

A revolutionary new finding! Recent positive psychology studies show that happiness fuels success and not the other way around.
When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, energetic, creative and productive. What are you doing to create happiness in your life?

Do you want to know what your main character strengths and talents are? Check out the VIA Classification of Character Strengths at for a free assessment.

The VIA Institute on Character provides free VIA Surveys (strengths assessment) and other measures designed to help all people live their best lives.

Written by Michel

January 30th, 2011 at 8:20 am

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