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Saturday, February 22, 2014

To End the 9 to 5 Grind Optimism Is Necessary

Research confirms what feels intuitive; entrepreneurs are an optimistic group, afflicted with the 'optimism bias,' a tendency to view the glass as half full backed by the belief that negative events are what happens to those other people.

This is particularly true, one study found, of serial entrepreneurs, those bootstrapping men and women who we celebrate for persevering in the face of multiple failures. The more times you step up to bat, of course, the greater the likelihood that you'll hit a home run. But most of us aren't wired that way. We strike out, so we decide that maybe baseball isn't for us after all. It's a reasonable, rational response: we learn from our dismal performance, and are no longer as optimistic about our baseball abilities.

To end the 9 to 5 grind you can't react this way.
Failure should appear to leave you as optimistic as ever. 

Optimistic thinking can make you a better problem solver.

Negative emotions diminish the brain's capacity to think broadly and find creative solutions. The vise grip of fear and stress and the emotions they generate--anger, blame, panic, resentment, shame--limit thought to a narrow field that obscures options. Positive emotions help speed recovery from negative emotions. When people are able to self-generate a positive emotion or perspective, that enables them to bounce back. It's not just that you bounce back and then you feel good--feeling good drives the process.
Notice how Zig Zigular explains it:


So train your brain to think positively.
For most of us, (the chronically optimistic aside) negative feedback registers more strongly than positive encouragement. That's why, when faced with challenges, it's important to take stock of what's going well. As corny as it may sound, positive affirmations help, By repeating them with conviction several times each morning, you are training your brain to believe them.Over time, you'll start to internalize them, Finding a way to focus on the positive takes time, You have to learn and practice. Listen to Jim Rohn's
view on the "LAW OF AVERAGES"

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