Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

  • 5h 30m 53s
  • Gabriele Oettingen
  • Gildan Media
  • 2014

While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfill our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One Dreaming. Not Doing
  • Chapter Two The Upside of Dreaming
  • Chapter Three Fooling Our Minds
  • Chapter Four The Wise Pursuit of Our Dreams
  • Chapter Five Engaging Our Nonconscious Minds
  • Chapter Six The Magic of WOOP
  • Chapter Seven WOOP Your Life
  • Chapter Eight Your Friend for Life