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Learn to be an Optimist

Some people are optimists and others are pessimists. However, optimism isn’t an accident—it’s a skill that can be learned;

  • one that can help us feel better,
  • resist depression and
  • greatly improve our lives.

Psychologist, clinical researcher and bestselling author Martin Seligman has spent 25 years studying optimism and pessimism.

In his book, Learned Optimism, he states that pessimistic thinking can:

  • undermine not just our behavior
  • but our success in all areas of our lives.

“Pessimism is escapable,” he writes. “Pessimists can learn to be optimists.”

This entry was posted by Marie Louise on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 2:15 pm and is filed under Personal Development.