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July 27, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Quotes from Positivity

10 Forms of Positivity:
• Joy
• Gratitude
• Serenity
• Interest
• Hope
• Pride
• Amusement
• Aspiration
• Inspiration
• Awe
• Love

What brings you joy? [and how can you bring that into your life…]

“Scientists have shown that because positive and open mindsets exploration and experiential learning, they also come to produce more accurate mental maps of the world.” (p. 23)
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

“Positivity does just the opposite. It draws you out to explore, to mix it up with the world in unexpected ways. Each time you do, you learn something.” (p. 23)
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Positivity transforms us for the better. This is the second core truth about positive emotions. By opening our hearts and minds, positive emotions allow us to discover and build new skills, new ties, new knowledge, and new ways of being.” (p. 24).
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

“Whereas the old story leaves people feeling guilty when they ‘take time’ for something that makes them feel good, the new story can give people the courage to cultivate, protect, and cherish moments that touch and open their hearts.” (p. 30).
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

100 percent positivity is fake (p. 32) Authentic & heartfelt positivity.

Overanalysis kills positivity

“We don’t recognize that we have an inner wellspring we can tap to generate genuine, heartfelt positivity any time we wish.” (p. 36).
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

“Bodily pleasures and positivity influence our mind differently and operate on different time scales.”
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Hope:
“Possibilities exist. Hope sustains you. It keeps you from collapsing into despair. It motivates you to tap into your own capabilities and inventiveness to turn things around. In inspires you to plan for a better future.” (p. 43)
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Interest:
“The intense pull of interest beckons you to explore, to tak in new ideas, and to learn more.”
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Awe:
“Awe, like gratitude and inspiration, is a self-transcendent emotion. It compels us to see ourselves as part of something much larger, whether it’s God’s great creation or this nation’s great progress. Awe can also bind us emotionally to powerful and charismatic leaders, who often seem larger than life.”
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Thinking Makes It So
“We all have the power to turn positivity on or off in ourselves.” (p. 49).
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

“Yet I invite you to get to know each form of positivity better by studying your own experiences and locating when you’ve felt each of the many varieties of positivity.”
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Celebrate Whats Right with the World (video)

Appeciative Inquiry

“As positivity flows through our hearts, it silmultaneously broadens our minds, allowing us to see both the forest and the trees.” (p. 57)
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

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