This is a state of mind where you notice and discover new things. It makes you feel involved and engaged
in your life. And rather than focussing on the past or future, you feel more aware of the present.
2) Positive Goals
MAP helps you to choose and set positive goals - not someone else’s goals, but goals that you deeply
care about, they’re consistent with your personal values and authentically yours.
When you have positive goals, you focus your mind on expectations of what you want to happen, not
what you're avoiding. This makes you feel empowered and have more control over your life.
3) Positive Emotions
Positive emotions - such as happiness, joy, satisfaction, empowerment, vision, meaning and purpose -
lead to an upward spiral that broadens your thought, decision and action choices.
Negative emotions narrow your life experience to coping with immediate threats or problems. Positive
emotions, in contrast, are usually not critical to your safety or survival.
But as they build up, they become more important in your life. For example, idle curiosity can become
expert knowledge. Shared amusement with another person can become a lifelong supportive relationship.
So when you answer MAP questions, there’s an immediate and profound impact because:
- You are guided to think about happiness factors in relation to yourself and your world
- These thoughts trigger positive emotions about your wellbeing
- These positive emotions lead to positive decisions and actions related to your happiness and wellbeing