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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person? : We all from time to time have  inclination to emphasize what we perceive to be the worst possible outcome. The most often recommended solution is to think positive, which generally lasts mere minutes and does not solve the pessimism for very long. When it comes to the creative process, pessimism is often looked upon as the proverbial double edged sword. Like good and evil, creativity is not so masterfully controlled by our thoughts. . Guess what? Negative thinking and thoughts can almost be entertaining. After all, our imaginations can literally create...

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Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations

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Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations

Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations: In the classic movie Gone With the Wind. The principal character, Scarlett O'Hara, repeated her now-famous quote, “ I’ll think about it tomorrow.“ I've always thought of that comment as being a profound and legitimate thought. In our lives, we often spend way too much time worrying. Stressing us out! And ultimately robbing us of feeling happy and content within our own mind and soul. Instead of creating anxiety with compulsive, repetitive, obsessive thinking, and of course, racing thoughts. Wouldn't it be wonderful to stop all that mental draining madness? And simply...

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Fighting the Strawmen in Your Life

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Fighting the Strawmen in Your Life

Fighting the Strawmen in Your Life: You may not know exactly what Strawmen are, but I can almost guarantee you that you have one or most likely you have many, maybe more than your share in life. Chances are you're asking yourself right now, what are my Strawmen? They most typically are thoughts and ideas you tell yourself that are not true. When you have an argument with yourself and your mind chooses sides which creates a feeling of anxiety and stress. Strawmen are very much present to muck things up. . When you think of Strawmen in your life,...

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