Empowered thinking

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Key points

  • Optimists see good things as: Personal, Permanent, Pervasive.
  • Pessimists see good things as: Temporary, Situational, Specific.
  • Be careful how you talk to yourself because you are listening.

Action steps

  • Write down any Personal, Permanent and Pervasive, negative thoughts you have been having recently, and translate them into Temporary, Situational, Specific ones.
  • With enough time and practice, you will catch yourself doing this and can change them on-the-fly without writing them down.

Downloadable lists

How have you translated your negative thoughts from temporary, situational and specific into personal, permanent and pervasive? Let me know in the comments.