Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Positive thinking is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss and rarely carries the weight, as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” It is now being revealed through research that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying upbeat attitudes. These thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help to build some skills that last much longer than that smile of yours. It will have an impact on your work, your health and your life.
Barbara Fredrickson is a positive psychology researcher at