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Learned optimism: how to cultivate a talent for positive thinking

Learned optimism: how to cultivate a talent for positive thinking

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Learned optimism is the concept that a positive mindset can be cultivated, even in those with pessimistic tendencies. Heavily influenced by psychologist Martin Seligman, learned optimism is part of the positive psychology movement.

By learning how to cultivate positivi...

  • Permanence. A pessimist may ruminate during a negative time in their life and see the darkness as permanent.
  • Pervasiveness. The pervasiveness of pessimism leads a pessimist to believe that failure at work is evidence of, or will lead to, failure in ...

  • Learned optimism leads to higher motivation. With more motivation to succeed, optimists exert more effort to guarantee achievement, in contrast with pessimists who are more likely to give up.
  • Optimism can predict good health, better career success, a...

How to learn optimism

The ABCDE approach to go from learned helplessness to learned optimism:

  • Adversity. Start by describing a recent experience of adversity.
  • Belief. Then, write down all the thoughts running through your mind while thinking about this adverse expe...

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