Until 1998, there were only 300 research papers on positive psychology and the study of happiness.
Today, there are now over 8,500.
The problem is that positive psychology is still wrongly rooted in this idea that good emotions lead to good outcomes and that bad emotions lead to bad outcomes.
That simply isn’t true.
Life is not about the pursuit of pleasure.
You can’t feel good all the time.
It might not feel good to run mile 25 of 26 but many still do because the reward of running their first marathon far exceeds the momentary and temporary discomfort.
There is no comfort in growing zones and no growing in comfort zones.