The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Friday, October 28, 2011


In his book, "Authentic Happiness", Martin Seligman identified three keys to genuine, authentic happiness:

I) positive emotion,

ii) engagement in work, and

iii) living with meaning.

Recently Seligman has published a new book, "Flourish".
He adds two more elements to his previous three:

iv) the presence of positive relationships and

v) an understanding of accomplishment.

To thrive as a person must have positive relationships for support and in which one can expand and grow. Furthermore, a person needs a sense of accomplishment. To feel accomplished, one needs a challenge, to demonstrate perseverance and resiliency, and finish with definable success.

"Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit."
- Max Erhmann, Desiderata

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels, or by any other way you can manage it.
- Mark Twain

If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
- Mark Twain