Book Club: Learned Optimism How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

John Luginbill


Some good news: optimism is a learned skill.

Optimism is not some positivethinkingzipadeedoodahhappy talk. Real optimism is defined as understanding the natural consequences of your decisions. Optimistic people understand if they make quality choices, good things will eventually happen. So it makes sense that optimistic people are the most likely to succeed in both their personal and business life. You can read this book, or simply practice the suggested three NOT P’s: Not Personal (take nothing personally); Not Pervasive (not everything is wrong); Not Permanent (everything eventually changes).

[A word about our BookClub here on the website: you can google lists of the best, or essential, or most read business books. We read those too. But we mention books or articles which may not get noticed or are older. The common thread is all of them somehow impacted us in an unusual way. Not saying you should read these Book Club selections, we are just saying we are glad we did.]