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Success The Psychology of Achievement by Deborah Olson

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Can we “think” our way to success? Of course hard work, skill, and luck play their part as well, but the evidence shows that positive mental habits are essential, and our attitude does make a difference.

The path toward success can be emotionally tough: there may be knocks and frustrations as well as moments of excitement and satisfaction. A positive attitude can sustain you through unpredictable times, and studies on physical well-being show that optimistic people have stronger immune systems and live longer. Psychologists also find that optimists tend to be happier, better at coping, and more persistent, have a wider network of friends, ...

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