Winning the Career Lottery Through Definite Optimism

Definite Optimism

  • Indefinite pessimism-The belief that the future is out of one’s control, and holds more negative circumstances than the present.
  • Indefinite optimism-The belief that while the future is out of one’s control, it holds circumstances that are better than the present.
  • Definite pessimism-The belief that the future can be understood through a reliance on ‘cause and effect’, but has circumstances worse than the present.
  • Definite optimism-The belief that the future can be understood through a reliance on ’cause and effect’, but has circumstances better than the present.

Takeaways

  • There are four frames through which one can view the future.
  • Definite optimism relies on the foundation of ’cause and effect’.
  • Being definitively optimistic allows for innovation to be a result of hard work.

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Jack McDonald

Jack McDonald

Innovator at The Knowledge Society