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In this episode, Dustin talks with Gabriele Oettingen about her book, Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation.
You'll discover why many people say "think positive, be optimistic, and focus on what you want to achieve" but how the research shows something interesting about all of this. Dr. Oettingen explains the upside of dreaming and how this ties into our need to have meaning or purpose in life. We discuss the power of mental contrasting and the wise pursuit of our dreams.
From the non-conscious link between wishes and obstacles and the practical application of mental contrasting, Dr. Oettingen's book is a wonderful toolkit for those who wish to understand the new science of motivation and the pursuit of our goals.
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