15 minutes | Oct 24, 2021

Why Words of Optimism Matter According to Research and Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton

In this episode we explore the power of optimism through a quote by Olympic gymnastic champion Mary Lou Retton. We also look at major research studies confirming why and how an optimistic mindset and way of speaking are so important to wellbeing and success.Mary Lous Retton's quote is:“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”We highlight the success and adversity Mary Lou Retton experienced and how her sense of optimism got her through the many challenges she experienced.We look at some of the many research studies confirming the importance of optimism to a person’s success, health, and overall wellbeing.Timestamps:00:00 - Episode topic;00:37 - Show and host info;01:24 - How the show works;01:55 - Mary Lou Retton's quote and wisdom;03:34 - Mary Lou Retton's adversities;05:18 - Research about optimism;10:39 - Suggested affirmations to apply Mary Lou Retton's wisdom;13:08 - Your next steps;13:59 - How to comment and / or contact host.---Suggested affirmations:Here are three suggested affirmations you can use to incorporate Mary Lou Retton’s wisdom into your life:Suggested affirmation 1: Knowing I have a choice in how I view every situation, I choose to find positive opportunities and act accordingly.Suggested affirmation 2:Every time I catch myself making pessimistic statements I will stop that statement in mid sentence, say, “cancel that statement”, and rephrase my wording to be neutral or positive.Suggested affirmation 3:I choose to act on the positive aspects of every situation, project, or idea I have control over with the expectation of a successful outcome.—Citations and sources:Published in Boston University’s publication, “The Brink”: “Optimists Live Longer - New study by BU, Harvard researchers indicates positive thinking can help us live past age 85”Link: https://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/optimists-live-longer/“Huffpost”: “Realistic Optimists May Have More Success And Happiness, Study Suggests”Link: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/realistic-optimists_n_3816827CNBC article: “Why you should be highly optimistic if you want to be successful”Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/05/why-should-you-be-highly-optimistic-if-you-want-to-be-successful.htmlEntrepreneur magazine online article: “The Successful Optimist - Why the language you use makes a difference” By Scott Halford.Link: .https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207648Book: Mary Lou Retton’s “Gateways to Happiness: 7 Ways to a More Peaceful, More Prosperous, More Satisfying Life".---Host:Stephen Carter, CEO, Stress Solutions, LLC. www.EFT-MD.com. Email: CarterMethod@gmail.com.To listen to previous episodes and subscribe / follow, visit: www.PositiveWordPower.com.—-Technical information:Recorded and first edits done using Twisted Wave. Leveled with Levalator. Final edits and rendering done using Hindenburg Journalist Pro.Microphone: BY with BV; modified Broadcaster 1 setting.——Key words:Mary Lou Retton, Olympics, Olympic champion, affirmations, success, happiness, achievement, achievements, win, winner,
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