|New Growth by Jamie Wyeth|
Positive psychology is built on the promise that we can increase our own happiness. A leading theory suggests that forty percent of our happiness is based on our own choices and behavior, with another forty percent biologically determined by the brain chemistry that we inherited and the remaining twenty percent based on our life circumstances. This theory points to the very appealing possibility that we can intentionally boost our own happiness by as much as forty percent! Two key concepts of positive psychology, positive interventions and growth mindset, give us methods and tools for doing just that.