OPTIMISM INCLUDES the
assumption I can do something to change this situation for the better. Defeatism
or pessimism includes the assumption probably nothing I do will make any
course, when you're
OPTIMISTIC, you are more willing to
take action to change things for the better, which increases the likelihood that
things will change for the better. That's how
can also become a self-fulfilling prophesy. If there is some area of your life
that you have decided you cannot improve, you will no longer even try, which
makes it more likely it will stay the way it is (or get worse).
is not the same as thinking positively, and it is actually easier than
thinking positively. But it has far more evidence from scientific experiments
proving its effectiveness than positive thinking does.