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  • Want to Innovate? Science Says, “Be Optimistic!”

    Innovators are not immune to the roadblocks and pitfalls of life. They may even encounter more trials than the average person as they make and remake in the name of excellence. Why are they able to persevere and prevail when others don’t? An optimistic attitude keeps the innovator cheerful and encouraged on the road to accomplishment.

  • Is an Optimistic Mind Associated with a Healthy Heart?

    Merely alleviating anxiety and stress don’t necessarily lead to better life outcomes. Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important in their own right and can lead to better cardiovascular health.

  • The Surprising Downside Of Looking On The Bright Side

    We love a good story of dreams coming true against all odds, and from a young age we're taught that whatever we believe, we can achieve. But on an individual level, what if this type of incessant positive thinking is exactly what's keeping us from achieving our goals?

  • Are You Mentally Tough?

    People who are mentally tough have a psychological edge that enables them to cope better than their opponents with the many demands that sports place on a performer, and they are also more consistent and better than their opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure.

  • The Will and Ways of Hope

    Hope involves the will to get there, and different ways to get there.