A New Adventure in Self Improvement

Can you choose to be happy? How does happiness affect performance? And if people can choose to be happy and happier people perform better, can you teach people and organizations how? As someone who has Self Improvement as a top strength, I’m on a mission to find out. Starting in July, I’ll be pursuing my certification in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben Shahar from Harvard University’s Positive Psychology program. I’m eager to know more about the scientific evidence that is the foundation for the strengths based performance work Agentive has been doing for the last 5 years. My intention is to share what I learn with you, via this blog, and I am looking forward to hearing your opinions as we go along. Let’s start the conversation with a question: “Can you choose to be happy?

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One Response to A New Adventure in Self Improvement

  1. Eric says:

    I believe we can choose to be happy. Contrary to popular belief happiness is a choice just like anything else in your life. Peaks and valley’s are a part of life. Being happy only in the peaks would mean that we have no control over our own happiness and are slaves to circumstance. That seems like a worse alternative since you would always be worried during the peaks while waiting for the valley’s to arrive…which they will sooner or later.

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