Chapter 1: An Invitation to Teach What Matters
Chapter 2: Redefining Success
Precept #1: In order to live a successful life, we must figure out what it means to get a life.
Precept #2: Money, as a marker of success, buys happiness just not in the ways we think it does.
Precept #3: Keep it real. Develop an inner integrity to live successfully
Precept #4: Creating and committing to meaningful life goals liberate us from the tyranny of passive living.
Chapter 3: Happiness as an Inside Job. Developing emotional courage, befriending difficult emotions, cultivating positive emotions, optimism and an attitude of gratitude.
Precept #5: To be human is to be emotional, so befriend your emotions.
Precept #6: Let positivity reign. Cultivate positivity, positive emotions and optimism.
Chapter 4: It’s About Time: Giving Some Intention to Our Attention
Precept #7: Maximize aliveness by examining your relationship with time.
Precept #8: Exploring mindfulness helps to better understand the anatomy of the present and calmness in those moments.
Precept #9: Savor more and improve your relationship with time.
Precept #10: Redefine your relationship with time by rediscovering playfulness and flow.
Chapter 5: The Heart of Altruism: Compassion, Human Goodness, and Helping Others.
Precept #11: The world is not broken. There is another side to human nature. One that is constructive, benevolent, and good.
Precept #12: Heroism is always accessible and able to be chosen. We are all heroes in waiting.
Precept #13: In search of the antecedents of human goodness altruism turns up not only in nature but also in the evolutionary history of animals and humans.
Precept #14: Human nature is full of goodness, altruism, compassion and kindness.