Happiness Questioned Part 1

In a continuing effort to support the high integrity of Positive Psychology, my next three posts will be republished questions from the renowned author, researcher and scholar Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener.  Look below for information about his newest class starting on October 29. 

Have you ever questioned happiness?

Twice a year I meet with Project Plus, an international team of happiness experts that includes Mathieu Ricard, John Helliwell, and others. Currently, we are drafting the introduction to the Bhutanese Gross National Happiness paper, which will be used by the United Nations as a kick starter for setting happiness policy around the world. In our discussions last week in New Orleans the members of Project Plus talked about the possibility that individuals who are trying to achieve more personal happiness may be asking the wrong sorts of questions. Here, for your benefit, are alternatives that you might find provocative and useful in your own quest for happiness:

            1.     How much happiness should I have?
People often simply think they should be happier than they currently are without giving due consideration to whether or not this is true. Take stock of your current happiness. Where in your life are you satisfied and where is there room for growth? How happy would you ideally like to be? What is it you are shooting for, emotionally speaking? When have there been periods of your life when you have achieved, or been close to, this ideal?

Dr. Success Challenge:  Answer the questions!

For those interesting in building a coaching practice, this is a great place to learn:
This is the last week to register for class!
Our Practice Building Accelerator course is fast approaching! In this six week course taught by Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, students will explore the fundamentals of starting and growing a coaching practice, including marketing and client acquisition. Class starts October 29th. To learn more about our program please visit us at PositiveAcorn.com.

For questions please contact: info@positiveacorn.com 

Thank you, Robert, for allowing me to republish this material.
Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD

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About the author

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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