“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh”

Before Taking Positive Psychology my thoughts about the course were: Always up for the challenge, and I was thinking I could use what I learned to help other that I come across in my life. An Ah-Ha moment for me was learning about….. (The Small Wins Habit)

Seeing and appreciating one small success at a time

I can’t wait to finish school I know it will take one class at a time. This same principle is shared in the book, “Habits and Happiness.” When we achieve a goal, our body releases a happy chemical of dopamine that makes us feel good about ourselves. This means even if we finish a small part of our bigger goal our minds and bodies still release some dopamine.

Small wins fuel the fire and keep us going

Small wins help us in continuing and motivate us to finish something we started. Positive Psychology opened my eyes to… (Explain what it was you learned about the topic, what it has come to mean to you and how it will be part of your life. What opened my eyes in Positive Psychology is that I need to be proud of the small accomplishments that I do. I think society puts some much pressure on school. I thankful that I took this class because I use to think I was dumb because I didn’t have a college degree. But I can still do things that make me happy and that’s all that matters. One day I hope to finish my degree it will take small wins one class at a time but I know if I put my mind to it I will succeed.

About the author: Tim Poblete you are a student at Chaminade University…future goals… (50 words max) Write in third person- example: Tim is a student at Chaminade University. He enjoys going to the beach and hanging out with friends and family. He is always willing to help someone in need and has a smile on his face. He is not a smart guy academically but that doesn’t stop him from trying and learning new things.


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