3 Ways Successful People Remain Optimistic

3 Ways Successful People Remain Optimistic

Optimism is crucial for happiness.

Optimism helps to create positive emotions like happiness; and it also helps boost resilience and thereby, limits negative emotions such as unhappiness.

At the heart of happiness, thriving and flourishing is an optimistic attitude and here’s how you can remain positive during good and bad times…

via Inc.com by Michael Schneider

It’s easy to fall into slumps at work. 

A project goes astray, a conversation goes sideways, and before you know it, you’re in a cynicism cyclone that has no end in sight. Perpetuating this twister of torture is our own self-pity and pessimism — and, it doesn’t stop with us. 

Misery loves company, so we crowdsource gripes and grumbles until we’re so fired up that we’re ready to quit.

We have to be careful of cynicism at work — it’s consuming and impacts our attitude and productivity. If we don’t practice some self-awareness and nip this toxic behavior in the bud before it spirals out of control, then it won’t matter where we work — we will always hate our jobs. 

Success and happiness are a mindset (it’s a cliche for a reason).

If you go into the office every day expecting something to go awry, then it always will. You will ultimately find what you consistently look for.

Pessimism is not only a belief but also a crystal ball. If you see the world as a giant mishap, then it won’t disappoint. The key to breaking slumps and sustaining years of success is to train your brain to think more optimistically. 

Over the last few years of working in talent management, I’ve noticed a few common themes that separate the happy and successful from those who are not. 

1. They elevate their thinking.

In other words, they see the big picture and keep things in perspective. Their faith in the future is stronger than the little setbacks that happen on a day-to-day basis. As a result, they don’t waste time and energy on the inconsequential, or give it power over their happiness. 

Call it whatever you want, optimism, idealism, or naiveness, the truth is, experience is often driven by perception. What you choose to focus on becomes a reality. 

By choosing to remain positive and enthusiastic, you simultaneously expel limiting beliefs while decreasing the time it takes to bounce back from disappointment…

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