The Power of Optimism
In the 1950s, Normal Vincent Peale published
The Power of Positive Thinking. The
book’s message was that faith, prayer and positive thinking were the keys to
a successful life. The book was wildly successful and had a record-setting
run on best-seller lists.
many areas, optimists achieve greater success than pessimists.
optimists achieve more because they expect more, and as a result work harder
and more persistently toward their goals. But it is also partly a
self-fulfilling prophecy – optimists encounter fewer negative events in
their lives because they take more proactive steps to avoid them.
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Surround yourself with optimistic people because optimism is
contagious. So is pessimism. Studies find that people who live with
depressed people tend to become depressed themselves. Surrounding yourself
with optimistic, supportive people will help you turn occasional optimistic
thoughts into a
habitual way of thinking.
"Optimistic thinking has sometimes gotten a bad
rap as being unrealistic, but
research has found that we can indeed live
healthier, and more successful lives
if we can learn to
opportunities in problems."
~ Stephen Kraus
Another powerful tool for optimism is "2P & 3P
thinking," suggested by Stephen Kraus. When good things happen to you, and when you
goals, try to understand why those events occurred in
Personal, Permanent and Pervasive terms.
manage a successful project
at work, take credit for that success. Attributing it to your intelligence,
for example, offers an explanation that is personal (you are intelligent),
permanent (you’ll always be intelligent) and pervasive (your intelligence
will help on other projects as well).
If I can't make it through one
door, I'll go through another door ‒ or I'll make a door. Something terrific
groups are more optimistic than realistic. They believe they can
do what no one else has done before.
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never saw a pessimistic general win a battle."
~ Guiseppe Borghese
"Optimism is the
where we're going.
Not where we're coming from."
~ Simon Sinek
"You may not control
all the events that happen to you,
but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
~ Maya Angelou
"Optimism is the faith
that leads to
Nothing can be done without hope and
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