Why Optimists Earn So Much More

By Susan Cullen on Mon, Feb 01, 2010 @ 11:30 AM

In today's tough economy, with more and more people struggling to either find a job, hang on to the one they have, or make their businesses prosper, it's important to recognize everything we can do to help us be more productive.  Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an intriguing book called Learned Optimism.   In his book, he offers many simple techniques to break an "I-give-up" habit and develop a more constructive explanatory style during challenging times.  This can help you develop a more positive inner dialogue that has been found to break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and just plain make you happier.

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