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5 Reasons Why Optimists Are More Successful

Optimistic People Are Successful PeopleWe’ve all come across people who are naturally more positive and optimistic, and we’ve all come across people who seem to have a very negative outlook on life. Often, entrepreneurs are optimistic people – they need to be to get through the challenges and obstacles that face them. Optimism can be contagious. Unfortunately, negativity can be more contagious and harmful to one’s outlook on life. Optimistic people have a zest for life, they’re generally healthier, happier and more successful than negative people. It’s often the case that they prioritise exercise into their daily routines as exercise releases all the right chemicals in the brain. Here are 5 reasons why optimists are more successful from Lifehack.

5 Reasons Why Optimists Are More Successful

1. Optimists know that you don’t necessarily need to achieve something in order to be truly happy.

Happiness comes from within. It’s a conscious decision that you need to make, whether or not things are going the way you want them to.

If you provide a condition to your happiness, like you’ll only be happy if you’re able to achieve something, then what happens if that condition isn’t met?

Success isn’t a guaranteed factor. If you equate happiness with success, you may be happy, but this happiness stops the minute you start failing.

Give yourself the power to be committed to being happy by adapting a grateful outlook in life. 

2. They avoid negative people and refrain from encountering bad vibes.

Optimists are well aware that being negative and being positive are both contagious. So, for them to create an optimistic environment, they stay away from grouchy people who always complain.

Instead, they nourish relationships with emotionally supportive and equally optimistic people. They know that life is too short to spend with people who don’t really value them, so they choose to spend it with people who do realise their worth.

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Which of these 5 reasons why optimists are more successful did you most resonate with? For me, it was how optimists don’t hang around with negative people, and that they respect themselves and their time. We often end up doing things and making decisions to please others, rather than doing what we believe is the right thing to do for our lives in order to fulfil our dreams and live our passions.

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