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Optimism

Luck is a skill you can develop.

Optimistic people are generally more successful that pessimists along with being happier. Optimism is a skill anyone can develop.

Good fortune is prepardness recognising opportunity. Use your mental energy on what could go right. Good luck just mental preparation to recognise positive signs.

If you can sell and you can build then you can shape the future you want to see.

Process

Lucky people act on their intuitions across many areas of their lives.

  • Train intuition
  • Listen To Hunches
  • Maximise Opportunities
  • Expect Good Fortune
  • Turn Bad Luck Into Good

Justifying optimism

Maximise Opportunities

Certain personality types are luckier because they tend to create scenarios that maximise opportunities and thereby increase luck.

Who are the lucky?

  • People who are extroverted: More time with others, more interesting possibilities.
  • People who aren't neurotic: Tense, anxious people are less likely to notice and take advantage of opportunities.
  • People who are open to new experiences: If you resist the new, you're probably not going to have many interesting things happen.

Interpretation of difficult times.

  • Lucky people see the positive side of their bad luck.
  • Lucky people are convinced that any ill-fortune in their lives will, in the long run, work out for the best.
  • Lucky people do not dwell on their ill-fortune.
  • Lucky people take constructive steps to prevent more bad luck in the future.

Expect Good Fortune

Learned Optimism

  • Isolation is the enemy of optimism
  • Attention to intentions

But don't be afraid of failure.

Develop mental skills to re-evaluate failure with an optimistic mindset.

Interview on learned optimism with Wayne Smith

Reframe ABCs

  • Adversity
  • Belief
  • Consequence

Stocism

A pragmatic way of preparing for bad news so you can respond positively. For example understanding the flaws or objections to selling a product with prepared way of how to handle (think about) that situation.

The interpretation of reality is subjective. What biases are in play?

  • What You See is All There Is.

Vocabulary

Mantra

Sing your world into existence. Invent your own language

Watch your thoughts they become words Watch your words, they become actions Watch your actions they become habits Watch your habits they become character Watch your character for it becomes your destiny

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