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The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore o...

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Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking

by Gabriele Oettingen

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While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long t...

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In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change .

1. becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and per...

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How to think better.

Every day of our lives, our mind diverts into private thoughts—wishful dreams of our future, regrets and ruminations over what went wrong yesterday, nervous anticipation about tomorrow. Gabriele O...

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  • "In essence, the bulk of our negative self-talk comes from adopting a worldly standard and worldly values as the primary standard through which we filter our thinking."

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