Why Optimism Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy

OPTIMISM INCLUDES the assumption I can do something to change this situation for the better. Defeatism or pessimism includes the assumption probably nothing I do will make any difference.

So when you're optimistic, you are more willing to take action to change things for the better, which increases the likelihood that things will change for the better.

To learn more about how optimism works and how to become more optimistic, check this out:
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Here's a conversational chapter on optimism from a future book:
Conversation on Optimism

If worry is a problem for you, or even would like to simply worry less even.though you don't worry that much, you to read this:
The Ocelot Blues

Learn how to prevent yourself from falling.into the common traps we are all prone to.because of the structure of the human brain:
Thoughtical Illusions


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Staff, H. (2008, October 17). Why Optimism Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: March 31, 2016

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