Imagine being able to move average people into the ranks of high achievers. The value of positive psychology is that there are ways to help people become more successful, to flourish.
Martin Seligman began asking if we could help people become more successful. His research shows that such a change is possible. About 20% of the poplulation is positive and resilient. This means they are not discouraged at a failed project, they learn from their experience and move on.
Positve psychology research shows that people can learn to be more successful. Take a look at a TED talk by Martin Seligman,