The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Don't Accentuate the Positive

October 29, 2019, 4:05 am • 45m

We often think positive thinking is the best way to achieve our ambitions - but the science shows it holds us all back. Dr Laurie Santos hears how champion swimmer Michael Phelps imagined the worst to help make his Olympic dreams come true. It's a mental habit that you can learn too. For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit

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