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A new set of studies by NYU psychologists Heather Barry Kappes and Gabriele Oettingen offers insight into why this kind of thinking isn't just useless, but actually sets you up for failure. These researchers found that people who imagined an uncertain and challenging future reported feeling significantly more energized, and accomplished much more, than those who idealized their future. Kappes and Oettingen argue that when we focus solely on imagining the future of our dreams, our minds enjoy and indulge in those images as if they are real. They might be reachable, realistic dreams or impossible, unrealistic ones, but none of that matters because we don't bother to think about the odds of getting there or the hurdles that will have to be overcome. We're too busy enjoying the fantasy. Admittedly, there are some people that might experience a benefit from visualizing a positive future. People who are depressed, or have very low self-confidence , are more likely to think about obstacles, and only obstacles. They may need to be reminded that a positive What are some of the problems a person can run into when all they do is focus on an “ ideal future”? What is the difference between good and bad “negative” thoughts? Why can unrealistic thinking set you up for failure? Compare this article to 10
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Success is a Mindset: Student Packet future is possible. Believe me when I tell you that I truly wish Hogwarts was a real place and that Antonio Banderas was my next- door neighbor. But wishing will not make it so, and that's exactly my point. another that you’ve read. How are they similar/different? Gran t Hal v o rs o n , Hei d i . " Ho w Po s i ti v e T h i n k i n g S et s Yo u Up To F ai l . " F a s t Co mp a n y 2 5 J u l y 2 0 11 : Web . Activity1: Getting Ready to Read 11
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Success is a Mindset: Student Packet Quickwrite: Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Why? Activity 2: Getting Ready to Read (Continued) Your teacher will give you several images. Working with your group, decide what the images do or do not have in common and come up with three words to describe each type of image. Image 1 Image 2 12
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Success is a Mindset: Student Packet Activity 3: Surveying the text Surveying your reading material will give you an overview of what it is about and how it is put together. Before you begin reading, answer the following questions. 1) What do the titles “A Winning Mindset” and “The Power of Positive Thinking” have in common? 2) Who is the author of “Why You Must Have a Growth Mindset?” 3) In which magazine was “Change Your Mind” published? 4) On what date was “How ‘Positive’ Thinking Sets You Up To Fail” published? 5) What can you tell about the article “Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens” by looking at its length and the length of its paragraphs?
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