Are Happier People Just BORN That Way?

Are positive people born that way?
Whereas the rest of us are just moody, negative, or anxious, and there’s nothing we can do about it?

It’s a popular myth that happy people are just the lucky ones, floating through life, unfettered by negativity or life challenges.

The truth is that we all have something called a happiness set point. The happiness set point is our genetic and learned tendency to hover around a certain amount of happiness — regardless of the circumstances.

So what creates this happiness set point?

About 50% of the happiness set point does come from genetics — meaning everyone is born with a “temperament.”

However, the other 50% is entirely determined by your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in response to your life experiences. In other words, it’s NOT what happens, it’s how you interpret and respond to what happens, that determines how happy you will be.

So, even if there’s a lot of depression or anxiety in your family, don’t despair!

You have a HUGE amount of influence over your daily happiness and your happiness set point by
choosing the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action steps that increase your happiness set point.

Watch this video to learn how!

Beth Miller, LCSW-R, CEC, CAHC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Life Coach, energy healer, meditation teacher, and spiritual counselor in private practice in Bayport, Long Island, New York, USA. She is the owner of the group practice POSITIVE ENERGY Holistic Counseling & Institute where she and her fabulous team of therapists use the breakthrough model Advanced Holistic Counseling & Coaching™ to create transformational change in their clients. Beth is the creator of the trademarked Advanced Holistic Counseling & Coaching™: Modern therapy that combines the very best of traditional psychotherapy with life coaching, energy healing, science, and spirituality. Now, Licensed Therapists, Healers, and Coaches can learn how to experience huge transformation in themselves, their clients, and their careers by becoming Certified in Advanced Holistic Counseling & Coaching™.  For free holistic and psychotherapy tools, visit the POSITIVE ENERGY Holistic Counseling & Institute YouTube channel, or contact us directly via phone at 631-533-0708 or email at