23 just gotta

  1. existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.

We do not know what we are capable of.

What we are right now is not all we can be.  What we can be takes effort but we can move beyond the normal.  Martin Seligman offers the following personal strengths for taking us to this different place:

appreciation of beauty and excellence
gratitude and wonder
optimism and hope for the future
spirituality and purpose
forgiveness and mercy
passion and enthusiasm*

He got me wondering about how I’m doing.  Where am I now compared to ten years ago, or five years ago?  What would it look like to put more in front of each of these?

Seligman identifies twenty four strengths altogether.  If you want to check out how you fair, towards overcoming the voices of judgement coming from inside and outside, you can try it here for free.

Time to transcend.

(*From Martin Seligman’s Flourish.)


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