SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY ~ THE MYTHS OF HAPPINESS ~ 2013

~ HA-BTTOVATAODAWT ~ Hedonic Adaptation – Both The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat Abate With Time

~ WAPTTFGPMEPTHTU ~ We Are Prone To Take For Granted Pretty Much Everything Positive That Happens To Us

~ TIOA ~ The Importance Of Appreciating

~ PWPAAAGTITLALLTATI ~ People Who Persist At Appreciating A Good Turn In Their Lives Are Less Likely To Adapt To It

~ AHPUFGT‘S’AFPTMATSCAEE ~ Appreciation Helps Prevent Us From Getting Too “Spoiled” And From Paying Too Much Attention To Social Comparison And Experiencing Envy

~ AWTTAARORITISIFOL ~ Another Way To Truly Appreciate And Relish Our Relationship Is To Imagine Subtracting It From Our Lives

~ TPOT ~ The Power Of Touch

~ PEAATNE ~ Positive Emotions Are Antidotes To Negative Emotions

~ SS ~ Social Support

~ AHWTCPE:AONGATFA-‘SD’-P ~ A Healthier Way To Consider Painful Experiences: Analyse Our Negative Feelings And Troubles From A – “Self-Distanced” – Perspective

~ DHWMYUTMT ~ Daily Hassles Will Make You Unhappier Than Major Traumas

~ FBAEMTW-IATTSINNIATFBRITAWAT-TWT-POEUIWHUMSOT ~ Finding Balance And Emotional Meaning Through Writing – It Appears That The Secret Is Not Necessarily In Airing These Feelings But Rather In The Actual Writing About Them – The Words Themselves – Putting Our Emotional Upheavals Into Words Helps Us Make Sense Of Them

~ TTO ~ Taking Time Off

~ WWDHTTT-WMBBTVATOR ~ When We Don’t Have Time To Think – We May Become Blind To Viable Alternatives To Our Routines

~ S-W-F-IR-MUH-H-TKRDHTBASORO ~ Strong – Warm – Fulfilling – Interpersonal Relationships – Make Us Happy – However – The Key Relationship Doesn’t Have To Be A Sexual Or Romantic One

~ RSTPFUGASBOITAATRTGATTUNAMA ~ Research Shows That People Facing Unrealistic Goals Are Significantly Better Off If They Are Able To Relinquish Those Goals And To Take Up New And Meaningful Activities

~ BGG ~ Be Genuinely Grateful

~ GER-TIIE-NT-TMUH ~ Growing Evidence Reveals – That It Is Experiences – Not Things – That Make Us Happy

~ SYMOMSPRTAFBO ~ Spend Your Money On Many Small Pleasures Rather Than A Few Big Ones

~ HBAP-T-D-N-A-A-TSFM-N-BCWWTH ~ Human Beings Are Programmed – To – Desire – Not – Appreciate – And – To Strive For More – Not – Be Contented With What They Have

~ TMMWH-TMWGUTI-ATMWW ~ The More Money We Have – The More We Get Used To It – And The More We Want

~ AMORHST-M-DH-TSWOR-THE-RU-L-F-L-A-E-A-MULLTHOACTOC ~ A Mountain Of Research Has Shown That – Materialism – Depletes Happiness – Threatens Satisfaction With Our Relationships – Harms The Environment – Renders Us – Less – Friendly – Likeable – And – Empathetic – And – Makes Us Less Likely To Help Others And Contribute To Our Communities

~ NEWIPIFO-F-P-A-R-NECTSCAV ~ Not Everyone Who Is Prosperous Is Focused On – Fame – Power – And – Riches – Not Everyone Catches The So-Called Affluenza Virus

~ TPOMARROEAPAFDAMMSCAGEAPUFAOFP ~ The Pursuit Of Money And Reputation Redirects Our Energies And Passions Away From Deeper And More Meaningful Social Connections And Growth Experiences And Prevents Us From Achieving Our Full Potentials

~ IMIMUH-ILBWASITKUWTN-VOW-O-FO-L-P-A-S ~ If Money Isn’t Making Us Happy – It’s Likely Because We Are Spending It To Keep Up With The Neighbors – Validate Our Wealth – Or – Flaunt Our – Looks – Power – And – Status

~ WWGTO-WFNOMPAO-BATRAW ~ When We Give To Others – We Feel Not Only More Positive About Ourselves – But About The Recipients As Well

~ SMTGYT ~ Spend Money To Give You Time

~ DBASTTHT ~ Don’t Be A Slave To The Hedonic Treadmill

~ WHTPTDWOEIAI-WYCTFOBPOYLATRFO ~ We Have The Power To Decide What Our Experience Is And Isn’t – What You Choose To Focus On Becomes Part Of Your Life And The Rest Falls Out

~ NBHARS ~ Nature Boosts Happiness And Relieves Stress

~ SBMS ~ Success Begets More Success

~ TRYAIPE-TRYWBIADOL ~ The Richer You Are In Positive Emotions – The Richer You Will Become In All Domains Of Life

~ SBO-G-T-O-D-ANTAA ~ Short Bursts Of – Gladness – Tranquility – Or – Delight – Are Not Trivial At All

~ IYCTUW-I-S-P-T-OE-TODMYFH-AT-PITROSM-YWGAHTTWSYWITOC ~ If You Come To Understand Which – Individuals – Situations – Places – Things – Or Even – Times Of Day Make You Feel Happy – And Then – Practice Increasing The Regularity Of Such Moments – You Will Gain A Hedonic Tool That Will Serve You Well In Times Of Crisis

~ THWA-TM-E-C-A-MWH ~ The Happier We Are – The More – Energy – Confidence – And – Motivation We Have

~ ITPOSS-OBDRAATS ~ In The Presence Of Social Support – Our Bodies Don’t React As Acutely To Stress

~ SS-IUADICFTPD-PUFCC-AIOPAADOHDOC ~ Social Support – Insulates Us Against Declines In Cognitive Functioning That Precede Dementia – Protects Us From Catching Colds – And Improves Our Prognosis After A Diagnosis Of Heart Disease Or Cancer

~ B-AL-P-A-M ~ Building – A Legacy – Purpose – And – Meaning

~ AMAWMFD-WFDIAUEM ~ As Much As We Might Fear Death – We Fear Dying Insignificant And Unloved Even More

~ HMMAPDYHIYOLRN? ~ How Much Meaning And Purpose Do You Have In Your Own Life Right Now?

~ DOONTAFGRTAHOUC ~ Dwelling On Our Negative Thoughts And Feelings Gives Rise To A Host Of Unpleasant Consequences

~ WEGHALPWWAATCOLAMTJ-ACO-I-F-M ~ We Experience Greater Happiness And Life Purpose When We Are Able To Construe Our Lives As More Than Just – A Collection Of – Isolated – Fleeting – Moments

~ WABAWWHTCTCAUFIASOPE ~ We Are Better Adjusted When We Have The Capacity To Convert An Uncertain Future Into A Series Of Predictable Events

~ SWATP-PAATGASOMAOATSLE-ATTCTCTTWTEARTTTR ~ Simply Writing About The Past – People Are Able To Gain A Sense Of Meaning And Order About Their Significant Life Events – Affording Them The Chance To Come To Terms With These Events And Reconcile Themselves To Their Regrets

~ IETRATI-WAMLTRITA ~ It’s Easier To Rationalize Actions Than Inactions – We Are More Likely To Regret Inactions Than Actions

~ TMCHNBPS-TBT-BAITMTMCPSR ~ Too Many Choices Has Now Been Persuasively Shown – To Be Toxic – Because An Inability To Manage Too Many Choices Produces Significant Regret

~ IWDTWSAGDOTTMMSORTD-RTTWO-WMDTTAMWTOWTSOT ~ If We Discover That We Squander A Great Deal Of Time To Making Many Small Or Fairly Trivial Decisions – Rather Than The Weighty Ones – We May Decide That There Are More Worthwhile Things On Which To Spend Our Time

~ ARTPIO ~ And Remember That Perfection Is Overrated

~ GPIAHISTIATAOU-NMTEOO-O-T-S-A-R-EOOUHSVAU-TOO-L-C-ASF ~ Goal Pursuit Is A Happiness-Increasing Strategy That Is Available To All Of Us – No Matter The Extent Of Our – Opportunities – Talents – Skills – And – Resources – Each One Of Us Has Something Valuable And Unique – To Offer Others – Learn – Cultivate – And Strive For

~ WMSWFHAWMSBTOTPFU ~ We Must Stop Waiting For Happiness And We Must Stop Being Terrified Of The Potential For Unhappiness

~ TNMFFHANSCTW ~ There’s No Magic Formula For Happiness And No Sure Course Toward Misery

TRACEY CLEANTIS ~ THE NEXT HAPPY

~ LGOTLYPAFANWF ~ Let Go Of The Life You Planned And Find A New Way Forward

~ TCONGU:P-P-F-I-S ~ The Consequences Of Not Giving Up: Physical – Psychological – Financial – Relational – Integrity – Spiritual

~ WWPOPWPOUG-WADOH-WDACPOOE-TAS-IWTIIPAA ~ When We Paint Over Pain With Premature Or Unexamined Gratitude – We’re Actually Delaying Our Healing – We’re Denying A Critical Part Of Our Experience – The Actual Suffering – In Which There Is Incredible Power And Agency

~ TULMBE ~ The Unlived Life Must Be Examined

~ SWWWFTDCSGUACAI ~ Seeing What We Wanted From The Dream Can Sometimes Give Us Another Chance At It

~ WWITTIOOWWCBLVPSSOHMIOL-WANSTC ~ When We Imagine That There Is Only One Way We Can Be Loved, Valued, Prized, Safe, Secure, Or Have Meaning In Our Lives – We Are Not Seeing Things Clearly

~ HITULIYPL?-YC?-TNOYWL? ~ How Is The Unlived Life Impacting Your Present Life? – Your Choices? – The Narrative Of Your Whole Life?

~ WATFAYULTTTY? ~ What Are The Fantasies About Your Unlived Life Trying To Tell You?

~ WITGAYLEWTD? ~ What Is The Good About Your Life Even Without The Dream?

~ HHY-WOWYDCT-MAD? ~ How Have You – With Or Without Your Dreams Coming True – Made A Difference?

~ WIITYRWUTDD?-WITEOI?-WQDYBHTDWGY? ~ What Is It That You Really Want Underneath The Desired Dream? – What Is The Essence Of It? – What Quality Did You Believe Having This Dream Would Give You?

~ HCYSMTDAR? ~ How Can You Symbolically Make This Dream A Reality?

~ ITAWTATQYASOTTWYI? ~ Is There Another Way To Attain The Qualities You Are Seeking Other Than The Way You Imagined?

~ AH-AIIDTC ~ Acceptance Happens – And It Is Different Than Closure

~ YDWI-AIDWO-AIINABOWYWMTMOATFSTAWFY ~ You Did Want It – And It Didn’t Work Out – And It Is Not A Betrayal Of What You Wanted Most To Move On And To Find Something That Actually Works For You

~ WDYTWHIYDA? ~ What Do You Think Will Happen If You Dream Again?

JOHN O’LEARY ~ ON FIRE ~ 2016

~ TFCYMMTIARILITOYL-IITLEBARTIIUTYTMTCIYL ~ The First Choice You Must Make To Ignite A Radically Inspired Life Is To Own Your Life – It Is To Leave Entitlement Behind And Realize That It Is Up To You To Make The Changes In Your Life

~ SME ~ Stop Making Excuses

~ LLOFMYAATKAOYS-YCTSYAATW-AYARAWTLLH ~ Living Life On Fire Means You Aren’t Afraid To Know And Own Your Story – You Celebrate The Scars You’ve Accumulated Along The Way – And You Are Ready And Willing To Live Life Honestly

~ AYAI?-EI-IP-ADTPOAPL ~ Are You All In? – Extinguish Indifference – Ignite Potential – And Discover The Power Of A Purposeful Life

~ AYOFWPT? ~ Are You On Fire With Purpose Today?

~ YCHJWG ~ You Can’t Have Joy Without Gratitude

~ WPTSUWIP-WCFTPWAHTMAIL ~ Without People To Show Us What Is Possible – We Can Forget The Power We All Hold To Make An Incredible Life

~ WM?-TMIWWATQCETHA-CW ~ Why Me? – The Manner In Which We Ask This Question Changes Everything That Happens Afterward – Choose Wisely

~ RTBSBPGAISIEAOL ~ Refuse To Become Stagnant By Purposefully Growing And Intentionally Stretching In Every Area Of Life

~ WMCYD? ~ What More Can You Do?

~ WUOPATBASTIAITWIPIW ~ We Underestimate Our Personal Ability To Be A Spark That Ignites And Influences The World In Profoundly Important Ways

~ SNDTOGEIOTBFOC ~ Saying Nothing During Times Of Great Emotion Is Often The Best Form Of Communication

~ TKTTGILITCTPSOS ~ The Key To True Greatness In Life Is To Choose To Pursue Significance Over Success

~ EYDEDOYLMP ~ Everything You Do Every Day Of Your Life Matters Profoundly

~ AYR? ~ Are You Ready?

~ FALATTGM-WFS-LL ~ Fear And Love Are The Two Great Motivators – While Fear Suffocates – Love Liberates

~ CTLGOF-A-O-L-A-L-FAPOUL ~ Choose To Let Go Of Fear – And – Operate – Lead – And – Live – From A Place Of Unconditional Love

~ LINJRFOIC-OFAF-IIITBTCOOW-OTEYM ~ Love Is Not Just Reserved For Our Inner Circle – Our Friends And Family – It Is Intended To Be The Currency Of Our World – Offered To Everyone You Meet

~ WIIAOCTWASUEL? ~ What Is It About Our Culture That We Are So Uncomfortable Expressing Love?

~ DCBOOBWBFA ~ Don’t Confuse Being Out Of Bed With Being Fully Awake

~ ITTWU ~ It’s Time To Wake Up

~ LI ~ Live Inspired

STEVEN PRESSFIELD ~ THE WAR OF ART ~ 2002

~ ATCIT-FTD-FTS-IHOR ~ All That Counts Is That – For This Day – For This Session – I Have Overcome Resistance

~ INTWPTH-WHISDTW-WKUFSDIR ~ It’s Not The Writing Part That’s Hard – What’s Hard Is Sitting Down To Write – What Keeps Us From Sitting Down Is Resistance

~ MOUHTL-TLWL-ATULWU-BTTSR ~ Most Of Us Have Two Lives – The Life We Live – And The Unlived Life Within Us – Between The Two Stands Resistance

~ AY-AWWDW-APWDP-AEWNSAV-?-TYKWRI ~ Are You – A Writer Who Doesn’t Write – A Painter Who Doesn’t Paint – An Entrepreneur Who Never Starts A Venture – ? – Then You Know What Resistance Is

~ RINAPO-RAFW-IISGASP ~ Resistance Is Not A Peripheral Opponent – Resistance Arises From Within – It Is Self-Generated And Self-Perpetuated

~ RIP-IWAAF ~ Resistance Is Protean – It Will Assume Any Form

~ TDIGWTFLIIS ~ The Danger Is Greatest When The Finish Line Is In Sight

~ TBAOTTOACDFAITSAAEAAI ~ The Best And Only Thing That One Artist Can Do For Another Is To Serve As An Example And An Inspiration

~ PITMCMORBITETR ~ Procrastination Is The Most Common Manifestation Of Resistance Because It’s The Easiest To Rationalize

~ CSOIOLIASOR-NGADTD ~ Creating Soap Operas In Our Lives Is A Symptom Of Resistance – Nobody Gets A Damn Thing Done

~ TTFIIFOTTEO-SM-WTWWNGT ~ The Truly Free Individual Is Free Only To The Extent Of – Self-Mastery – While Those Who Will Not Govern Themselves Are Condemned To Find Masters To Govern Over Them

~ IYFYCOP-YPDIOOR-IWARITOLANCO-ITSAA-IITOE ~ If You Find Yourself Criticizing Other People – You’re Probably Doing It Out Of Resistance – Individuals Who Are Realized In Their Own Lives Almost Never Criticize Others – If They Speak At All – It Is To Offer Encouragement

~ GFAASOR-TTSOTA ~ Grandiose Fantasies Are A Symptom Of Resistance – They’re The Sign Of The Amateur

~ TPLTREDCATTIFWII-TSC ~ The Professional Learns To Recognize Envy-Driven Criticism And To Take It For What It Is – The Supreme Compliment

~ TMITAAITW ~ The Most Important Thing About Art Is To Work

JOHN MAXWELL ~ THE 15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH ~ 2012

~ MPWDTGPFTFMITPOB ~ Most People Who Decide To Grow Personally Find Their First Mentors In The Pages Of Books

~ IYSYTWPWSFY-WBYOUY-TESFTYATTWBD-BIYF-WL-GRM-A-PF-YWFTTSYOYJ ~ If You Spend Your Time With People Who Subtract From You – Who Belittle You Or Undervalue You – Then Every Step Forward That You Attempt To Take Will Be Difficult – But If You Find – Wise Leaders – Good Role Models – And – Positive Friends – You Will Find That They Speed You On Your Journey

~ IYHBAOTHYOYJ-ITTS ~ If You Haven’t Been Asking Others To Help You On Your Journey – It’s Time To Start

~ ELLAFITM ~ Everything Looks Like A Failure In The Middle

~ SDITOASDITD ~ Stop Doing Important Things Occasionally And Start Doing Important Things Daily

~ DYOYSODYSOY? ~ Do You Own Your Stuff Or Does Your Stuff Own You?

~ DSA-S-N-R ~ Define Success As – Sowing – Not – Reaping

~ FOSDNSF ~ Focus On Self-Development Not Self-Fulfillment

~ LODI-TLYWTDSYSDN-TGTOTYWNADI ~ Law Of Diminishing Intent – The Longer You Wait To Do Something You Should Do Now – The Greater The Odds That You Will Never Actually Do It

~ ATBQN ~ Ask The Big Question Now

~ UINKWWWAKOTGI ~ Unhappiness Is Not Knowing What We Want And Killing Ourselves To Get It

~ TSOYSIFIYDR ~ The Secret Of Your Success Is Found In Your Daily Routine

~ IYDTTYNTDWYNTDT-TSYCDTTYWTDWYWTDT ~ If You Do The Things You Need To Do When You Need To Do Them – Then Someday You Can Do The Things You Want To Do When You Want To Do Them

~ TWDTWMRTWDTW ~ Those Who Drink The Water Must Remember Those Who Dug The Well

~ GOY ~ Get Over Yourself

JONATHAN HAIDT ~ THE HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS ~ (DAVID SCHMIDTZ + JASON BRENNAN ~ A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIBERTY)

~ WAWANTGITTATTUTCOAT ~ We Are Well Advised Not To Give In To The All-Too-Typical Urge To Classify Ourselves As Atypical

~ IPTMNL-~ It Pays To Minimize Noise Levels – A Health-Compromising Stress Even If We Learn To Ignore It

~ IPTMTTWSCBC-WMTWAATI-WMETWEI-BWAAWD ~ It Pays To Minimize The Time We Spend Commuting By Car – We May Think We Are Accustomed To It – We May Even Think We Enjoy It – But We Aren’t And We Don’t

~ IPTMTTWSICWWDNSOAV ~ It Pays To Minimize The Time We Spend In Circumstances Where We Do Not See Ourselves As Volunteers

~ IPTACATRIQWIDO-EAH ~ It Pays To Avoid Conflict And To Resolve It Quickly When It Does Occur – Especially At Home

~ TINSTAATUCWTS-IDED-ETDWWDNSTOP ~ There Is No Such Thing As Adapting To Unresolved Conflict With Total Success – It Damages Every Day – Even Those Days When We Do Not See The Other Person

MARY PIPHER ~ FINDING YOUR VOICE ~ WRITING TO CHANGE THE WORLD ~ 2006

~ WTCTW ~ Writing To Change The World

~ WMY-L-C-A-OYH? ~ What Makes You – Laugh – Cry – And – Open Your Heart?

~ WPDYRMTTYL? ~ What Points Do You Repeatedly Make To Those You Love?

~ WT-KYUAN-O-HYFA? ~ What Topics – Keep You Up At Night – Or – Help You Fall Asleep?

~ WYYKTBT? ~ What Do You Know To Be True?

~ WDYCTBE? ~ What Do You Consider To Be Evil?

~ WIBTY? ~ What Is Beautiful To You?

~ WDYMRIO? ~ What Do You Most Respect In Others?

~ WEYC? ~ What Excites Your Curiosity?

~ IYWTROTW-WWYDF? ~ If You Were The Ruler Of The World – What Would You Do First?

~ WDYQRBYD? ~ What Do You Want To Accomplish Before You Die?