“Positive thinkers displayed lower levels of energy in objective and physiological tests.”
Maybe the stressed-out, “world’s-collapsing” people of our society have had it right this whole time.
A recent study by NYU psychologists indicates that visualizing success and an ideal picture of your future is less likely to motivate you to achieve your goals than picturing a less rosy future.
Research showed that positive thinkers displayed lower levels of energy in objective and physiological tests while those who envisioned a challenging and somewhat uncertain future felt more charged up.
Motivational speakers like Anthony Robbins have long suggested that we see ourselves in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but as it turns out, those who dream of themselves achieving success are less likely to consider the hurdles and challenges in front of them.
One type of thinking sets you up to fail while the other variety motivates you because of a fear of failure.
The question is, which way are you motivated to achieve success? Leave a comment below!