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End self-sabotage. Create the life you want: Cognitive tools and spiritual techniques to end self-sabotaging behaviors getting in the way of your happiness, health and material success.

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Optimism vs Pessimism. What We Think Is What We Get

Updated 3 months ago.

Some people think being pessimistic is being realistic and practical in response to situations that seem hopeless. This is not true. People can be realistic and practical about the nightmares they are facing and still have an optimistic outlook. When we do choose optimism over pessimism, we tend to be less anxious, less depressed, less angry, less reactive. We tend to think out of the box and generate solutions that being negative and pessimistic would not afford us. It's always best to look for the blessings in disguise, to look for the silver linings, to see the glass as half full rather than half empty, and to make lemonade out of lemons.