Am I Happy?

At the June conference of the International Positive Psychology Association (, I came across a website resource that I endorsed wholeheartedly.Six months later I support them more than ever. is one of those daily things you can do that reinforces and supports your desire to happier, no matter what is going on in your life. Most of the site is free, and for a small subscription price you get maximum value. Each day I get a gentle reminder to visit the site, do one of the survey’s, hints about the positive emotion I might be striving to develop at that time, or a new finding in the field. A tip I received last week is a perfect example of why I like the site so much.

Today’s Tip:   “Am I Happy?” is a closed question that suggests a binary approach to the pursuit of the good life: we are either happy or we are not.  Happiness, according to this approach, is an end of process, a finite definable point that, when reached, signifies the termination of our pursuit. This point, however, does not exist, and clinging to the belief that it does will lead to dissatisfaction and frustration.  We can always be happier; no person experiences perfect bliss at all times and has nothing more to which he can aspire…a more helpful question is:  “How can I become happier?” Tal Ben-Shahar – Happier

Dr. Success Challenge: During this week that may be more challenging than others  A   Many times a day, ask yourself this question, “How can I become happier?”  Then take one action that comes through your answers.

With appreciation for the work I have the opportunity to do,

Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD

Dr. Success™

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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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