Optimistic or Pessimistic?

I, for one, still come out on the side that if given a choice, I would rather be born naturally too optimistic than born naturally more pessimistic.  Why?  Seeing a situation as negative as it really is would steal me of the moments I might have to enjoy those around me or see the beauty that is before me.  In the end, the negative outcome may be the realistic outcome — but at least I had more time to create joy before it occurred.  I don’t believe I could do that if I was more pessimistic.  See if you agree with Tali Sharot in this Ted video.

If you were given a choice of being more optimistic or more pessimistic, which would you choose?

Let me know DrSuccess@ServingSuccess.com

Thank you, Andrea T. Goeglien


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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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