The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.— Marcus Aurelius
Competitive Positive Psychology quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Psychology, as the behaviorist views it, is a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of chemistry and physics.... The position is taken here that the behavior of man and the behavior of animals must be considered in the same plane.
The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.
People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them.
When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.
Learn to say No without explaining yourself.
Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems.
A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
I'm trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.
A positive attitude opens the door to positive opportunities, which leads to a positive life.
If your opponent cannot do anything active, then don't rush the position;
instead you should let him sit there, suffer, and beg you for a draw
We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.
Reaching beyond where you are is really important.
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
There is a great probability that our loss of capacity for enjoying the positive joys of life is largely due to the decreased sensibility of our senses and our lack of full use of them. All human happiness is sensuous happiness.
When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates.
Positive psychology is to the corporate state what eugenics was to the Nazis
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
Positivity psychology is part and parcel of psychology.
Being human includes both ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. Positive psychology devotes somewhat more attention to the ups and the opportunities, whereas traditional psychology - at least historically - has paid more attention to the downs.
Activity proneness in the service of an ideology .
.. leads the individual into an irreversible series of commitments from which is forged an identity to which the individual inevitably becomes strongly attached psychologically.
Positive thinking is just one small part of positive psychology.
Plus, as an approach to well-being, positive thinking only helps you to the extent that it yields one or more positive emotions. The problem with positive thinking is that it sometimes just stays up "in the head" and fails to drip down to become a fully embodied experience.
Stay positive, work had and make it happen.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things.
Its about education, work, marriage - its even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
When consequentialist theories are developed in terms of an equally shallow psychology of the good - such as a crude form of hedonism - the results can sometimes strike sensible people as revolting and inhuman. People can be reduced to simple repositories of positive or negative sensory states, and their humanity is lost sight of entirely.
Positive psychology is both a movement and a science.
The movement involves absolutely anyone who is interested in evidence-based approaches to improving well-being, either for themselves or for their community. I invite you to join this movement!
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill. It is in fact the consuming illness of our time.
Genuine self-acceptance is not derived from the power of positive thinking, mind games or pop psychology. IT IS AN ACT OF FAITH in the God of grace.
Naturally, the psychological susceptibility of a match participant is significantly higher than a participant in a tournament, since each game substantially changes the over-all position.
Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.
Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.
The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging.
You know that saying 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'? That's so true of positive psychology. Our latest research tells us that the pursuit of happiness is a delicate art. Certain approaches to seeking happiness are now known to backfire, whereas others are effective.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
Errors have nothing to do with luck; they are caused by time pressure, discomfort or unfamiliarilty with a position, distractions, feelings of intimidation, nervous tension, overambition, excessive caution, and dozens of other psychological factors.
I've never made a conscious effort to do anything about my psychological side.
I just try to think positively and enjoy it.
By activating an expansive, tolerant, and creative mindset, positive feelings maximize the social, intellectual, and physical benefits that will accrue.
Have courage and be kind.
You don't have to be the best at something. You just have to be the most determined.
Has he some psychological antipathy to realism? I am no psychologist, and cannot say. The fact remains that Euwe commits the most inexplicable mistakes in thoroughly favorable positions, and that this weakness has consistently tarnished his record.
Sound economic fundamentals coupled with a number of positive factors have partially offset the psychological impact of rising interest rates in Hong Kong.
Purposeful action is thus the goal of all that is truly educative.
Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves.
These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.