Why do we think that the best things in life are ‘too good to be true’?

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Optimists are a dying breed today. Everyone and his mother is a pessimist. The opposite of pessimism is no longer optimism, it’s idealism.

Idealists are taunted and dismissed as childish because they seem to live with their heads in the clouds. Because they are too busy thinking of victory to give cognizance to the roadblocks and hurdles in their path, even though these are staring them in the face.

Wikipedia describes idealists as follows:

Idealists are understood to represent the world as it might or should be, unlike pragmatics, who focus on the world as it presently is.

Many of my closest friends tell me I come from another planet. I think they say this because my  plans are so big that they seem impossible. I seem to have a penchant for assuming I can do things that normally would seem unachievable.

But have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds and found a way to beat them? Yes you have. More

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Adopting the abundance mentality at the workplace

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The magic about abundance is that it doesn’t simply stop at the personal level: you can leverage it to work to your benefit either as an employee or as a business-owner. More

Manifesting abundance…

An Abundance of Berries Road to Robridding

Making your own luck

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In Be Lucky, its an Easy Skill to Learn, Richard Wiseman cites a study to prove that optimists are more likely to recognise and take advantage of opportunities:

Take the case of chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not. I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. More

Why sometimes, optimism is a bad idea

Optimism is a state of perception in which negative things are seen as less so. While this might be an effective way of accepting things we cannot change, sometimes an optimist Romanticises things that he can change, things that should not be accepted as the norm.

Optimists are often criticised for their fantastic on unrealistic perception of reality. But most optimists know when they’re putting on the rose-coloured glasses. The problem arises when optimists use positive thinking to condone or make excuses for things and people that deserve to be accepted as toxic, and stayed away from. More

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