How To Build Your Positive Intelligence with PQ Reps. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Unknown Positive Intelligence, or “PQ”, is potentially the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.
Positive Intelligence is effectively the backbone of your mental fitness. Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur). The goal of Positive Intelligence is to develop an alert and calm, better balanced, sensory aware, creative mindset. In the book, Positive Intelligence, Shirzad Chamine writes about doing 100 PQ reps a day to build your PQ Brain muscles. The Sage and the Saboteurs (The Two Modes of Your Mind) According to Shirzad, your mind has two modes: positive and negative. Shirzad calls this positive mode, your Sage, and the negative mode, your Saboteurs. Shirzad writes: Your Saboteurs cause all your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness. Positive Intelligence. Excerpt (from Introduction): I was twelve when I read an illustrated book about Sisyphus, the king who was being punished after falling from grace.
For weeks I couldn’t get the image out of my mind. This poor former king painstakingly pushing a huge boulder up a steep hill over and over again, only to see his efforts unravel right before making it to the top. What torture, I thought! I felt burdened and depressed just thinking about it. It took me years of observing myself and others to realize that in many aspects of our lives we don’t fare much better than Sisyphus. Think about it. Download Intro and Ch 1 (PDF)
20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit. It's much easier to talk about the weather, sports, and celebrities than your fear of mortality.
Unfortunately, the more time you spend pretending that ultimate truths don't exist, the more time you waste not being your authentic self and getting the most out of every precious second. Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Allow the list below to ignite the spark of motivation you need to make better use of the time you have on this planet.
Sometimes we need to head into the storm to appreciate the light and have a renewed passion for the beauty of life. Here are 20 brutal truths that every single person needs to hear. 1. Stop pretending that you're invincible. 2. This truth may be saddening at first, but it also gives you permission to make amends with past difficulties and re-establish meaningful relationships with important figures in your life. Happiness Comes From Within. ‘Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be’ – Abraham Lincoln.
Happiness comes from within. More specifically, from the brain. Surely I am biased when I say the nervous system is incredibly interesting, but I am not the only one who thinks this. The public’s fascination with the brain most likely comes from the fact that it shapes things as intangible as behavior, mood, and decision‐making. And here is where one of my favorite molecules comes into play: serotonin. Serotonin (5‐HT) is a neurotransmitter that comes from breaking down tryptophan, an important amino acid that we need to acquire from our diet, as our body is unable to produce it.
What makes you happy? As mentioned above, serotonin has long been linked to happiness, and with its buddy, dopamine, these two neurotransmitters, among many other functions, are in charge of keeping us content. Serotonin and dopamine Source: No copyright Serotonergic synapse Source: Elena Blanco-Suarez. The Science of Happiness. The prospect of a new year inspires many people to make resolutions and transform their lives. In doing so, we are all essentially chasing happiness. But what causes this emotion, and others, and could this help us capture the emotion we all crave?
Human emotions are governed by a complex mixture of chemicals and electricity. HOW TO BECOME HAPPY - THE ART OF HAPPINESS BY THE DALAI LAMA [ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW]