Tag Archives: Negative Thinking

Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

  One of the great things about negative thinking is it fosters innovation. Finding improvements to already useful items is a sure sign of someone who is not satisfied. For example, why would anyone build a better mouse trap? An entirely positive person would be happy simply because they have a mouse trap! If it …

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Are You Willing to Ruin Your Project?

With all the news about the Mars rover Curiosity landing [1] I stumbled upon this article from the Chicago Tribune about rover Chief Engineer Rob Manning. It is a perfect example of how you can take a negative thinker and utilize their “powers”, especially during the planning phase of a project: Regardless of whether the …

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January 16, 2012

Ending Our Obsession with Positive Thinking?

  The “Power of Positive Thinking” has been sold and marketed so much it’s been widely accepted as the way people “should” behave, think or act. Sadly, the truth behind the value of negative thoughts and emotions has been driven into the shadows, to be ignored and avoided. Thankfully, more and more people are coming …

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January 4, 2012

Does Attitude Effect Wellbeing?

  ne of the biggest thing that really gets my goat [1] is people who insist on believing [2] that a positive attitude can cure all their ills. It’s just not true.   The condescension of positivity shames people into thinking they must be positive thinkers to get anywhere in the world, overcome their sicknesses …

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