Optimism is a tool that permits us to solve problems more effectively . If used wisely, it brings enthusiasm, inspiration and hope to projects that benefit from them.
[And pessimism is a tool as well–it can help you with budgeting, scheduling and other projects. If it works for you, that’s great. Choose your tools wisely.]
As a universal default, either mood will certainly lead to misguided energy and poor decisions. But if we can be thoughtful about optimism as a tactic, the focus and energy it brings can solve problems that others might simply walk away from.
This is a concept that suggests that we can always change our attitude and behaviour, be aware of our thoughts and stop our negative self-talk.
Learned Optimism is a positive psychology concept, and is the opposite of Learned Helplessness, which states delves into people who believe they are incapable of changing their circumstances after repeated exposure to stressful and negative events.
Looking at the bright side of life, and putting more weight on the likelihood of positive events happening around us is known as Optimism Bias.
The two beliefs that form this bias are:
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