The Secret To Staying Motivated? Optimism, Not Anger

Sent to you by Pablo via Google Reader:

The Secret To Staying Motivated? Optimism, Not Anger

via Fast Company by Mark Wilson on 3/5/13

Many of us use anger to fight our way back from failure. But as our veterans have proven, optimism is a more powerful motivator than anger.

There’s an old idiom, “don’t get mad, get even.” I’ve always loved it, but of course, that just means I’m a hothead. Because if you really break down that idiom’s meaning, it’s not telling you to quell your conniption. It’s telling you to channel that anger to reach new heights. So to the bells of Rocky, many of us punch away at projects, venting our way to the top.

But as Emily Esfahani Smith points out over at The Atlantic, research has shown that optimism–for however cheesy that term can sound to the bag-punchers in the crowd–is a lot more powerful when your chips are down than making two fists and fighting your way out of a corner.

Read Full Story

mf.gif

emailthis2.gif bookmark.gif

headlines?d=yIl2AUoC8zA headlines?i=Rp530pc_BiA:UTAdETxv28w:V_sGLiPBpWU headlines?d=qj6IDK7rITs
Rp530pc_BiA

Things you can do from here:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s