Bad is Stronger Than Good

I may have written about this research before, yet I find it comes into my daily conversations. I wanted to reiterate an important message in self-help, positive psychology, personal development — or whatever you choose to call the process of life transformation — and that message is this:

No one, no process, no program can promise you that life will be eternally happy and without pain and sorrow.  Bad things happen and we humans seem to remember those things more than we remember the good.  There is a physiological reason for that — get over it!  It is a fact. 

However, and this is a big HOWEVER, you (and I) can traverse the sorrow and pain AND be happy.  Part of the answer is that we adjust our current attitude of ‘normal’ to meet the new situations instead of continually measuring life happiness using our past ‘normal’ as the yardstick.  That is an internal adjustment, not a statement about external realities.
Love * Learn * Prosper
and Remember: Live the ‘Don’t Die’ Spirit©
Andrea T. Goeglein, Ph.D.
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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