How to Wreck Your Future [Podcast S05E03]

5 Hidden Dangers of a Pessimism Addiction

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the hidden dangers of pessimism.

If you’re looking to wreck your future, especially your career, there’s nothing more effective than pessimism. Here’s why—and what you can do to stay positive.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The reason pessimism is sure to rob you of professional opportunities and advancement.
  • How negativity undermines your creativity—and the creativity of everyone you’re with.
  • Why it’s easy to go negative—especially in a team environment.
  • The risks that pessimism poses to our health.
  • Four simple ways to turn pessimism around in your own life starting today.

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Question: If you determined you were going to be more positive, what would that make possible for you?

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