Attempt #3:Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #080 — The story of my life?Wow! I feel like Daniel Reardon could have written this one for me…"In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip."The culture in which I was raised had quite the healthy dose of pessimism baked in. As a result, and despite my deeply held spiritual belief to the contrary, I have an almost knee-jerk agreement with Reardon's prediction about the pessimist being right in the end. But that bit about the optimist is SO damned accurate … we optimists DO have a much better trip along the way.The pessimist expends so much energy planning for negative outcomes that there is precious little energy left for, let alone any time spent on, planning for a positive outcome. Not only that, but most of the attention along the trip goes to looking out for all the negative stuff that was planned for, that the pessimist has no ability to see when something amazing happens. How sad, no?Over the last several years, one of my favorite questions has become: "What if it all goes right?"So, let me ask you: What if it all goes right?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, August 19, 2019

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #080 — The story of my life?

Wow! I feel like Daniel Reardon could have written this one for me…

“In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”

The culture in which I was raised had quite the healthy dose of pessimism baked in. As a result, and despite my deeply held spiritual belief to the contrary, I have an almost knee-jerk agreement with Reardon’s prediction about the pessimist being right in the end. But that bit about the optimist is SO damned accurate … we optimists DO have a much better trip along the way.

The pessimist expends so much energy planning for negative outcomes that there is precious little energy left for, let alone any time spent on, planning for a positive outcome. Not only that, but most of the attention along the trip goes to looking out for all the negative stuff that was planned for, that the pessimist has no ability to see when something amazing happens. How sad, no?

Over the last several years, one of my favorite questions has become: “What if it all goes right?”

So, let me ask you: What if it all goes right?

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