2. go after goals.
“Optimists invest more time and energy in their ambitions, so they’re more likely to achieve them, creating a positive feedback loop,” says Suzanne Segerstrom, PHD, a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky. Pessimists tend to give up sooner, leading them to achieve less and reinforcing the idea that good things never happen. Create a plan with the steps needed to reach your dream (be it finishing a 10K or starting a business). Don’t stop until you cross off every item.