Have you ever noticed how cheerful and happy successful people are?
Annoying, isn’t it?
“Yeah, but,” I hear you saying, “if I had their money I’d be cheerful, too.”
Are you sure about that?
What if the cheerfulness came BEFORE the money? What if the cheerfulness LED to their success, not the other way around?
It’s a hard lesson to learn, Just. How. Closely. Both. Cheerfulness. And. Success. Are. Related.
Simply put, our ability to stay cheerful and optimistic helps us go the extra mile.
An optimist is sure she’s going to be a millionaire one day, so she doesn’t mind working over the weekend to help her cause.
A pessimist is convinced she’s going to be dead by the weekend, so to ask her to work over it is fairly pointless.
But the pessimist doesn’t die, she just spends the weekend nursing her hangover. Whereas the optimist will have something to show for it. Enough weekends like this and of course the optimist will eventually pull ahead.
If you’re hoping to be massively successful one day, the first thing to do is lose the sourpuss schtick. The research is in; the latter simply won’t work out for you.
Besides, the guy in the next cube will thank you.