- Introduction. Welcome to the 2 ways of thinking that lead to failure or success
Below I'm going to share with you the biggest idea from this course.
You can walk away with this idea and transform your life starting now or you can take the rest of the course and let me help you really dive in.
I read a book called Learned Optimism and in this post I'm going to share with you one very big idea from the book to help you stay away from negativity so you can achieve your next big thing in life.
Answer this question:
Are you pessimistic or optimistic?
Think about that carefully. Before I read this book “Learned Optimism," I thought I was an optimist. I figured I would just learn a thing or two to help me become better.
When the author asked these questions, I said to myself:
There's no way I am a pessimistic person. I mean, people like me. I'm nice. I'm achieving some of my goals. Can't be me.
But after I picked up this book and continued to read and take some of the tests developed by psychologist Martin Seligman.
I was wrong. Totally wrong!
It turned out that I actually had pessimistic tendencies which was preventing me from achieving my other goals.
Obviously this bothered me because Seligman says that there's evidence that people who are pessimistic are more prone to depression and more prone to negative consequences.
So as you can see, I was not only flabbergasted, but I wanted to learn, very fast, how I could escape any possibilities of a mental prison of negativity.
I wanted to be more optimistic in life and positive! But not in that phony way. In the way that made sense and was a little realistic.
Not only because success is tied to optimism, but also because pessimism is tied to depression and anxiety. I want to be better in life and more successful, I mean who doesn't, but I really want to avoid depression and anxiety. Don't you?
Before I invite you to join me in this course I made for you that will dive into the big ideas from this book about how to become more optimistic so you can achieve your next big thing in life (and help protect yourself from mental and physical illnesses), how about I share with you one of the biggest ideas in this book.
Here's the big idea that can save your life.
Human beings can become helpless.
Not just people from certain countries who are imprisoned or starving, but people who are living decent lives.
Now wait, let me explain, because this IS SERIOUS!
What Martin Seligman is saying (based on experiments and research) is that:
You can become helpless in your mind without even knowing it.
Here's an example.
You feel sick, and your friend, or spouse tells you to go to the doctor.
And you say,
“I know I should, but he's probably not going to do anything. So it doesn't matter."
Here's another example,
You know you should stay away from eating too much cake, but you think I'll never really get in shape so who cares if I have a little cake. It won't matter anyway.
Another example, you lost your job and you've been out of work for 3 months. You hear about this job opportunity that is something you really want.
Everyone tells you to apply, but you start to think:
“Well, I know I should, but it doesn't matter because what are the odds that I'll get the job. There's no point."
You see a person you really want to meet and you want to approach them, but you're thinking she's not going to be interested so forget it.
Now listen, even if you think: I don't do any of this, I'm really optimistic, I only see the bright things in life, trust me this gets more deep. We're just skimming the surface here.
You see, Seligman has proven that you can become helpless in the mind depending on how you view different circumstances and events in your life.
The thing that's really intriguing about all this is that sometimes you may not even know this negativity is happening to you. It can happen subconsciously due to things that happened to you in life and even the way people have treated you in the past.
And this is not the only indicator that you may have a aspects of a helpless mindset that's not letting you live to your potential. There's more intricacies to this.
This form of helplessness will prevent you from achieving the big things in life. It will also not grant you happiness. It perpetuates sadness, and stagnation.
Let me help you more by sharing some of the other big ideas in this book so you can transform pessimism into optimism and achieve your next big thing in life.
Want to learn more about how to do this, turning any underlying pessimism into optimism? Take this course.
* And remember when you join, you're my student and we will interact. Ask questions anytime. I will also be adding new videos inside this course from time to time which you will get free lifetime upgrades for.
* I also offer a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days. No Questions asked, except that I'd love for you to invest in yourself!
Invest in yourself now and achieve your next big thing in life.
Join this course now! See you on the inside.
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Omar Elbaga is a professor, web evangelist who has been publishing digital content for 8 years and host of the popular video show called "Mastery" for entrepreneurs who want more than just business advice.
His books have been published in Barnes & Noble stores across the world and his recent book "Lessons Dad Never Taught You" was a #2 Amazon Bestseller.
He enjoys helping others master new web tools, new skills and their own personal development.
Very useful and made me think. I enjoyed watching the videos and took something away from them. Thank you.
Very good material about thought processes and how we think about situations and our response to them.
Long-winded, repetitive, lacking in substance.
i like the way he has given examples
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the 3 things associated with optimism/pessimism were insightful