Creative people are optimistic. They have to be, if they expect their ideas to succeed. But optimism isn’t blind faith; it’s a skill you can learn. Author Martin E. P. Seligman explored how optimists explain negative events in their lives, and he found that they usually say these three statements to themselves:
1. This won’t last forever.
2. This doesn’t affect every part of my life
3. I’m not necessarily to blame.
Adopt these statements to maintain a positive, creative frame of mind.
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