Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Career distraction # 3

Are you optimistic?

Just a small amount of pessimism can make a difference to your productivity. Higher achievement is more than just talent and aspiration, much has been credited to optimism. When life doesn’t go as well as what you hoped, do you use phases such as “always…’ or “…never” to describe an event. Is this you? Think of a time when you felt like this. Where did your thoughts track? Dr Martin Seligman suggests examining the adversity, beliefs, consequences of an event/situation and dispute your beliefs. What are your beliefs? Remember that it matters more what you think of yourself than what others think of you. How do your beliefs link to your feelings?

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