By purposely focusing more on positives, we can give our brains a better balance of positive and negative thoughts and words. This enables us to make more balanced decisions by using all three aspects of our brain. This also makes life easier and more enjoyable. Think about it: Optimists are more popular for a reason. We prefer people who see the best in us, rather than just our faults. Moderate pessimism is more helpful when fixing machines, making financial forecasts, ending relationships, and analyzing a process. Machines, money, and numbers do not have a Caveman and Artist inside. Optimism is more effective when motivating people, communicating ideas, teaching, performing athletically, starting relationships, and helping people persevere.
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