Saturday, May 15, 2010

Change the way we explain things to ourselves

Robert Pagliarini offers this

According to Dr. Seligman, “Optimistic people tend to interpret troubles as transient, controllable, and specific to one situation. Pessimistic people, in contrast, believe that their troubles last forever, undermine everything they do and are uncontrollable.” In short, if we can change the way we explain the events that occur in our lives, we will be less likely to suffer from learned helplessness.