Most Popular Books on Optimism


Author: Sherry Helms

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston S. Churchill

We all feel low in the spirit for some reason at every once in a while, finding our heart and hope sinking down the deep. And, at that time we need nothing but to embrace a source of positivity with open arms. Here is a list of 6 most popular Books on Optimism that help us find our proclivity for the positive thinking brimming with hope. Let’s have a glance through it:

Begin with Yes: A short conversation that will change your life forever - The Law of Attraction tells us that whatever we focus our attention on, consciously or not, we attract into our lives. Think happy thoughts, enjoy happy experiences. Now, get yourself introduced with the Law of Action, a principle that reverses the order – and is equally powerful: What we do affects how we think, and the kinds of experiences we have. When we take small, manageable steps, we feel more positive and our lives flow more smoothly. In this short, engaging conversation, counselor, mentor, and motivational speaker Paul Boynton maps out a surprisingly easy, logical, and liberating alternate route to a better life.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life - Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.

The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain - Pessimism has very short life, and is easily escapable because our brain is naturally pre-wired with optimism, asserts Tali Sharot, one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today, in this book.   Optimism, she shows, may in fact be crucial to our existence. In this absorbing exploration, Sharot takes an in-depth, clarifying look at how the brain generates hope, why we’re able to move forward after trauma, and how the brains of optimists are different from those of pessimists.

The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results - This book help you sharpen your skills and shape attitudes to achieve high levels of success personally and professionally. Terry L. Paulson offers in this book, some tangible, proven techniques for turning life’s obstacles into opportunities with confidence and competence. Each chapter provides new ways to sharpen your own skills and help others to face ever-present organizational and personal challenges with the kind of positive attitude that leads to resilience and results. All in all, this book offers much needed relief, hope, and practical tools for everyone who feels trapped and powerless in the face of current economic conditions.

How Full Is Your Bucket? - Optimism can make a natural habit when it’s in practice from the early childhood. This is an incredible book on optimism for kids. Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people — his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felix’ grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad — and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not.

Everything Is Going to Be OK - A little inspiration goes a long way. It’s the end of the naughties, and things are starting to look up: cropping up everywhere are messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, and the good cheer has spread to the world of art and design. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters—including beloved figures such as Mike Perry, Marian Bantjes, Marc Johns, Enormous Champion, and Yee-Haw Industries, this hip take on the classic cheer-you-up gift book is the perfect visual treat for anyone whose spirits need a little lift from time to time. Here are some insight from the book:


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