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Breaking Murphy's Law: How Optimists Get What They Want from Life - and…

by Suzanne C. Segerstrom

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Dr. Segerstrom focuses on future-oriented optimism --thinking more good things than bad things will happen to you in the future. This is the Carver & Scheier model of optimism. "The first rule of doing optimism is pursuing goals." ( )
  DaveShearon | Jun 19, 2008 |
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"Breaking Murphy's Law shows that it's not what you believe about your future that makes the difference, it's how persistent you are about working toward your goals. Optimism is about learning from setbacks and knowing when to change course if a strategy isn't working. The upshot for pessimists is even when you know in your heart that a glass is half empty, taking action as if it were full can lead to the same bright future as truly believing it."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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