Optimism

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Optimism is the third, and often under-appreciated, leg in the formula to success – in addition to aptitude and drive. Those that display optimistic attitudes consistently out perform predictions based on aptitude testing (e.g., MCAT, SAT, etc.). Optimism is a tool that can be used to improve health outcomes as studies have shown. People often don’t have accurate insight into their preferred style of how interpret life’s events: pessimistically or optimistically.

 

Books

Seligman, Martin E. P. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. Vintage; Reprint edition (Jan. 3 2006)

 

Articles

Peres, Mario & Oliveira, Arão & Mercante, Juliane & Kamei, Helder & Tobo, Patricia & Rozen, Todd & Levin, Morris & Buse, Dawn & Lucchetti, Giancarlo. (2019). Optimism, Pessimism, and Migraine: A Cross‐Sectional, Population‐Based Study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 10.1111/head.13471.