It’s now proven that being optimistic makes you more successful
Have you ever felt that for some people, things just seem to fall automatically into place?
Literally, everything appears to go right for them. You want to hate them, but you can’t because they’re incredibly nice and enthusiastic people. Well, as it turns out, you should probably take a page out of their book.
A new study reveals that positive people are more likely to find success in life. Simply put, optimism will make you lucky, and now it’s scientifically proven.
The study, conducted by psychologist Richard Wiseman, showed that an individual’s personality drastically impacted how lucky or unlucky they were in life. Basically, individuals who are less anxious and negative about their lives are more likely to seize opportunities.
The research, Dr. Wiseman found, revealed that lucky people tend to follow four basic principles:
- They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities.
- They make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition.
- They create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations.
- They adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
Basically, where some people see obstacles, others see possibilities. Successful people are less likely to place limits on themselves.
They follow their guts and literally believe that anything is possible in life, which is why they continue to open up further possibilities for themselves. Also, the “lucky” don’t allow themselves to become discouraged when they are not successful.
The old adage, carpe diem, rings true once again. Or as Winston Churchill once aptly stated, “success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
When it comes down to it: Negativity is a worthless sentiment. It doesn’t improve your life. Yes, it’s true that not worrying about the future is easier said than done, but the fact of the matter is that the present is all that truly exists.
If we are negative in the present, we create a negative future. The present is all we have, and if we don’t make the best of it then we are wasting our lives.