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Truth and lies about optimism / pessimism

Brian Kight - 9/13/18 5:30 AM

Pessimism is the false belief that it will continue to get worse forever and nothing you do matters in the end. A pessimistic approach ignores options, pretends like it knows the future, and is emotional while pretending to be rational. It uses emotion on-autopilot to prevent productive action.

Optimism is the true belief that it will eventually get better and you will eventually get good enough. An optimistic approach isn’t naive, doesn’t pretend, and doesn’t care about being rational. It uses emotion on-purpose to drive productive action.

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Topics: Daily Discipline

Brian Kight

Brian Kight

Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.

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