December 30, 2015

Forget the power of positive thinking!

"Positive thinking is often touted as a key to wish fulfillment: Simply envision yourself achieving your dream—and abracadabra—it will manifest!
The only problem? It doesn’t really work.
Research by Gabriele Oettingen, a psychology professor at New York University and author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, found that people who fantasized about success—from losing weight to getting a good grade on a test—actually fared worse in the results department than those who didn’t."
"Yes, imagining a good outcome can lower your blood pressure and put you in a good mood, but as a result of feeling so satisfied, you’re less likely to take the action necessary to achieve your goal." "In other words, in order to succeed, optimistic thinking should be paired with practical methods to overcome the challenges you’ll inevitably encounter.
Based on these findings, Oettingen developed a four-step method she calls WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) to help you bring your dreams to happy fruition." Molly Triffin explains more at:

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