4 Learned Patterns that will Change your Luck – by Arnie Wohlgemut
Success follows a positive mental attitude and learned optimism. Luck has nothing to do with it.
“Optimism is the most important quality you can develop for personal and professional success and happiness,” wrote Martin Seligman in his book Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. “Optimistic people seem to be more effective in almost every area of life.”
Optimism can be learned through practice and repletion. Here’s 4 core behaviours:
1. Look for the good in every situation. No matter what goes wrong they look for something good or beneficial.
2. Always seek the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty. Understand that difficulties are not obstructions but instructions.
3. Become a problem solver. Instead of complaining, take action; ask questions like – what’s the solution? what do we do now?
4. Focus on the goals. Think about what you want, how to get it, how to move forward rather than backwards.
“The most powerful personality traits to develop in one’s quest for success are incurable optimism and integrity.” (Amy Rees Anderson, Forbes)
Believe me, there have been days where I felt I was in the undertow. But I have learned to stop and re-position my mind looking for the good, understanding the lesson, solving the problem and, again and again, focusing on the goal.
Practice these 4 core behaviours – they are learned habits that will become natural to you.