Be a Realistic Optimist

16 Mar

I came across a very interesting article on Harvard Business Review on what successful people do differently. I found number 4 particularly useful click on the link to read the whole article It may be worth your time 🙂 x

“4. Be a realistic optimist. When you are setting a goal, by all means engage in lots of positive thinking about how likely you are to achieve it. Believing in your ability to succeed is enormously helpful for creating and sustaining your motivation. But whatever you do, don’t underestimate how difficult it will be to reach your goal. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort, and persistence. Studies show that thinking things will come to you easily and effortlessly leaves you ill-prepared for the journey ahead, and significantly increases the odds of failure. “

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently – Heidi Grant Halvorson – Harvard Business Review

3 Responses to “Be a Realistic Optimist”

  1. Omotola March 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    cool!! thanks for sharing

  2. Rita Diamonds March 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    your welcome 🙂

  3. uboho william September 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Great article

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