Optimism: The Almost-Silver Bullet

optimism silver bulletIf you really want to be successful – at anything – start with building your optimism.  That’s the implication drawn from reading the research of Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania.  Seligman has studied optimism for years, using different experiments and different types of people.  The results of his research are stunningly consistent: people with an optimistic attitude succeed significantly better at everything from academics to sports to business. Continue reading