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Our mindsets determine the way we see the world, as well as, the way we behave and who we are as people.
It’s very easy and normal to stay stuck in fixed mindsets - limiting beliefs about our abilities and skills that prevents us to learn new things.
We can intentionally cultivate a growth mindset that allows to stretch our mind and amplify the realm of possibilities of what we do, and who we are.
Amplifying our mindsets is one of the secrets of success, from most entrepreneurs, freelancers and self-employed professionals and professionals out there.

Apr 8, 2022

In The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky introduces the concept of the Happiness Pie. She explains that, while research suggests that 50% of our well-being is determined by our genetics, only 10% is determined by life circumstances. The remaining 40% can be determined by intentional activity—what we think and what we do.

Today, I talk about the power of this 40%. I point out that happiness is a choice, I speak about Viktor Frankl, and I talk about the contributions of positive psychology. I share Seligman’s PERMA acronym for what allows us to flourish: Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. I share the history of the theory of positivity, I note the power of relaxation, and I emphasize that you cannot force happiness.

“We cannot force positivity. Yet, we can create conditions that facilitate positive emotions to happen.”

- Ana Melikian

This Week on The Mindset Zone:

  • The Happiness Pie
  • Why happiness doesn’t have to be a goal; it can be a way of life
  • Happiness as a choice
  • Positive Psychology
  • The 5 components that allow us to flourish
  • The history of the theory of positivity
  • The danger of toxic positivity

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