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The reason why optimism can be all you need

Published 12 days ago • 1 min read

Mentality is all.

Something didn’t happen as expected, and you can accept it and learn or keep complaining. Most people do the second.

Either you win or you learn.

That’s mentality.

And even if bitter, I’m trying to be optimistic.

Fake it until you make it.

Why, let Daniel Kahneman explain it for me.

Optimists are normally cheerful and happy, and therefore popular.

Optimists are resilient in adapting to failures and hardships.

Their chances of clinical depression are reduced, their immune system is stronger, they take better care of their health, they feel healthier than others and are in fact likely to live longer.

A study of people who exaggerate their expected life span beyond actuarial predictions showed that they work longer hours, are more optimistic about their future income, are more likely to remarry after divorce (the classic “triumph of hope over experience”), and are more prone to bet on individual stocks.

Of course, the blessings of optimism are offered only to individuals who are only mildly biased and who are able to “accentuate the positive” without losing track of reality."

This is per se a great business lesson. Totally applicable to Real Estate investing.

Your enthusiasm is contagious. You’ll bring more clients, more investors, more good subbies, etc.

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