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The Optimism Gun

Our reality, our beliefs, and attitudes towards money, fame, fortune, are basically just mental concepts and chemical patterns stored in the minds of a bunch of human beings.

A surprising amount of what happens around us may be our own creation, as it is increasingly clear that human beings may be creating their own reality. The Optimism Gun is a mental weapon that can shape our reality in ways that is beneficial to us, in various practical ways.

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There is so much power in our reality-creating mind that the mere thought of taking medicine can work wonders with the body, so much that fake medicine (sugar pills) are as effective as any real medicine, something known as the Placebo Effect.

The same effect is evident with being optimisti...

Optimism + competency is a potent combination.

A smart person who is capable and optimistic will be able to trick others into succeeding but speaking their language and then applying the Optimism Gun with their smart-chop solutions. This can quickly lead to extreme success.

When a person is optimistic and has something positive to say, defying odds and the general sentiment, she/he is on a podium like a leader and gets the attention of people, who are automatically drawn towards confident, encouraging leaders.

People will naturally listen to the ...

Human beings are not inclined towards accepting problem-free situations and outcomes. We define our reality through suffering and misery.

One of the problems with being a clever and analytical person is becoming very good at seeing what might go wrong.

Extreme optimism makes you do a lot of adventurous and fun activities, which will lead to success and failure, both of which are good outcomes eventually, with failure teaching you how to succeed faster.

We also stop doing useless activities, reducing our focus on things we cannot control....

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The range of optimists

  • On the one end of the spectrum, you find the pure optimist. He is confident everything is great, and all negativity is a character flaw.
  • Next to him, the extreme optimist accepts that bad things sometimes happen to other people.
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  • How is the financial health of the company? If the company is not doing well, this is not the time to ask for a raise. 
  • How is your manager’s workload? If your manager is under a lot of stress or focused on too many things right now, it may not be the time to ask for a ...

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Attachment and control

With attachment comes a very strong urge to control the circumstances.

You put yourself at risk by investing so much of yourself into something,  unwilling to believe that there is a tiny chance that it might not quite work out the way you plan.

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