founder of naked leader
Naked Leader Week 936 – 16 August 2021
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There is much evidence that being an Optimist will help you succeed more – e.g., think of yourself as lucky and you will have more luck (Richard Wiseman et al).
There is growing counter evidence that being a Pessimist may help you succeed more – e.g., you will get less anxious if you ‘fail’, so you are more likely to have another go (Julie K. Norem et al).
As there is only what works, and what does not, take your pick between these two – or a third option – be a Realist.
In Naked Leader, we are often thanked, or accused 😊 of being over optimistic.
I disagree – in Naked Leader we are, above all else, realists:
When you have an outcome that you really want to achieve, imagine with all of your energy that you cannot achieve it – it is totally impossible.
Immediately after this, imagine with all of your energy that you can achieve it – it is totally possible.
After all, there is only one real way to see which is correct – do something and see if it takes you closer to your outcome, or not. If it does, do more of the same. If it doesn’t, then do something different.
This puts aside all that emotional, judgmental and opiniated stuff around being ‘positive’ or ‘negative’, lets logic stump emotion, and gets real.
With my love and best wishes to you all
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