Control The Life-Shaping Power Of Your Thoughts and Attitudes
Step 2: Adopt the Right Mindset

Control The Life-Shaping Power Of Your Thoughts and Attitudes

THE SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT FOR OPTIMISM

There’s a hot new field of research in the behavioral sciences. It’s called positive psychology, and it’s proving that attitude profoundly affects performance. Study after study spells out the benefits: Optimists get paid more, are healthier, win more elections, live longer, plus are better at dealing with uncertainty and change.

A lot of people have pretty much felt this at a gut level. What’s new is the confirming evidence from sophisticated research. It highlights the power of our thinking patterns, and shows the broad influence optimism has on personal effectiveness, happiness, and overall health.

Now we’ve got hard data. Science proves that optimism is a huge asset—for you as a person, or as a cultural trait that cuts across the whole organization.

OPTIMISM VS. PESSIMISM: THE PAYOFF

Why is optimism so valuable? . . .