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    Positive thinking and negative thinking are both equally useless.
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    For anyone interested, I would recommend the boom Bright Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich.
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    I hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain curmudgeon View Post
    For anyone interested, I would recommend the boom Bright Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich.
    And by 'boom' I meant 'book'.
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    I did do a search of the forums before I posted this. Honest!

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    The Secret is certainly a twist on the reality, perpetuating this myth around putting positive thoughts "out in to the universe" as if that alone is enough. As if one *deserves* to get what they want and just by thinking about it it will somehow be given to them. However positive thinking is helpful, not because there is some mystic power but because:

    Thoughts become actions
    Being positive is attractive
    Believing something can happen for you will motivate you to *work* for it
    Being positive will lead to liking yourself more, liking yourself is key to self-esteem, self confidence, and self-efficiacy

    and I would like to draw your attention to the following from a book by Brian Tracy which better de-spells the Secret in favor of what the truth is:

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    ~ Truth ~ Freedom ~ Health ~ Love ~ Communication ~ Humor ~ Respect ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    I hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
    I do too. Not that I expect to fail but I take extra par of gloves and NCR blanket when hiking in the mountains in winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post

    I feel that when I spend a lot of time managing expectations, then I'm taking away energy that can be applied to the task at hand. I'd much rather pick up the pieces later rather than never get the rocket off the launchpad in the first place.
    I sort of agree with that. Sometimes it works for me. I had some new ideas, never questioned if they gonna work. Later it turned out they worked great although odds were agianst me. However from tactical point of view it's important IMO to have a realistic appraoch when embarking on timeconsuming projects. You are able to plan better if you realistically asses your situation and all risks involved.

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    Irrefutable proof that contradicts the premise of this thread: BEHOLD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qrious View Post
    Irrefutable proof that contradicts the premise of this thread: BEHOLD!

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