Brian Tracy in his book, Million Dollar Habits: The Habits you need to succeed gave some insights about the way the optimist and pessimist thinks.

What is it that optimists think about most of the time? In its simplest terms, optimists think about what they want and how to get it, most of the time. They think about where they are going and how to get there. The very idea of thinking about what they want makes them happy and positive. It increases their energy and releases their creativity. It motivates and stimulates them to perform at higher levels.

Pessimists, on the other hand, are the opposite. They think and talk about what they don’t want most of the time. They think about the people they don’t like, the problems that they are having, or have had in the past, and especially, they think about who is to blame for their particular situ-a tion. And the more they think about the things they don’t want and who to blame for their problems, the more negative and angry they become. The more negative they become, the faster they attract into their lives exactly those things that they do not want to happen.

Rotn. TM Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Associate Partner, First-Goldmine Consulting (An Human Resource Management and Development Services Firm)

 

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