Rethinking Positive thinking is about what you want out of life, and how to achieve it.
The author, Gabrielle Oettingen, has been studying this topic for over twenty years, and has an interesting and startling conclusion: that the obstacles that we believe get in our way from achieving our greatest goals can actually help us accomplish them faster.
Basically, her research shows that merely dreaming about the future makes it less likely that you’ll achieve your deepest desires and dreams.
Join us for the next 12 minutes as we explore why this is the case, what you should be doing, instead.
What Is Positive Thinking
Let’s start out at the beginning by defining what positive thinking actually is.
Martin Seligman – the founder of the positive psychology movement and the author of Authentic Happiness – defines positive thinking as beliefs or expectations about the future that are based on past success.
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