In what ways has the information in this course changed your life? Your personal belief system? Your understanding of your fellow human beings? How have you implemented the concepts from this course in your life?
This Positive Psychology course gave me the opportunity to measure, understand and be able to build my human strengths and character in an effort to help myself strive for happiness and success. The way I perceive the human race we are all given the power of free-will and it is up to each of us to make the choice on how we choose to value our own freedom and resist other’s efforts to restrict it. I have learned in this course: that with our freedom comes, the freedom of choice. My experiences tell me that I make choices, and those choices are a reflection of my motivation and felt responsibility.
Positive Psychology has made me consider the importance of making my own decisions and believing in myself with change and allowing myself to have the sense of personal self-control. We all vary in our own sense of personal control, some will believe in shaping their own destiny, others believe in chance or powerful others controlling their outcome. I have changed my perspective about the freedom of my choices. I have implemented the concept that freedom within constraint does not define my limits, but gives me the direction to efforts for successful change and control.
I am positive that we all tend to think the worst of ourselves at times because we know our own personal thoughts and who we truly are. This course has taught me that admitting bias does not mean I need to think less of myself, but believe in myself and accept my mistakes and weaknesses. Learning to laugh at myself is my favorite factor out of the twelve factors of humility shared in the text in this course. Taking the time to laugh and experiencing the awe all around me with an attitude of gratitude has motivated me for prosperous growth and change.
Last but not least, my personal belief system has added the humility tool of empathy. Sharing empathy has made a big difference in my life because it fosters forgiveness; and forgiveness sets not only me but all of us FREE from bitterness and animosity. With forgiveness, we are able to push forward. It has been a fun experience learning with you all, all the best to everyone in this awesome course.