Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: August 10, 2015 – Today’s focus: Optimism

Develop OptimismDevelop Optimism

This trait holds more significance, is more important and vital than typically credited. People usually say. “I see the glass as half full” and leave it at that. Research has shown that optimism is a broad-spectrum force for success. And it’s skill that can be developed. Develop Optimism!

Applied Optimism

  • With an optimist athlete performance improves after a set back.
  • With the pessimist performance declines post set back.
  • Optimists view problems as temporary and they don’t blame themselves for mistakes. They externalize fault and preserve their self-esteem. The optimist is in control.
  • Pessimists accuse themselves for bad events and take it as a personal problem. They view problems as chronic and likely to persist. The pessimist is not in control.

Research Confirms Three Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Aptitude
  • Motivation
  • Optimism

Optimism is the key to persistence. You could have all the talent of the Beatles but if you can’t persist past being told guitar music is on its way out, you will give up…..too soon! See more about developing optimism here…

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