Positively Influential

8 Key Points from the book “Hard Optimism” by Price Pritchett

  1. Control Your Thought — Positive thoughts Energize
  2. Change Your Inner Voice — You can be optimistic or pessimistic. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  3. Dispute Pessimism-70% of your negative thoughts slip-by without being noticed by you as negative. Catch yourself in the act.
  4. Re frame your values  –LIFE HAPPENS. Stop complaining, criticizing and catastrophizing.
  5. Choose your focus. Focus on hope, gratitude, forgiveness. Clear out anger and resentment. It will lighten your life. Lift yourself emotionally, forgive yourself.
  6. Play to your strengths — Do what you enjoy. (Not at the expense of others though)
  7. Go for flow — live life in the zone. Rivet your attention on the present (the moment)
  8. Act Positive  —  Take charge of your body language.  Carry yourself the way you want to feel. Walk, breathe and talk with confidence.

Optimism can be learned.

Work harder on yourself than you do at your job.

Any time there is change there is opportunity

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Where you are today is the result of how you have invested in your life up to this point in time.


Has anyone made this? (Face Capture For Your Images)

I have a ton of pictures that have anywhere from 1 person to hundreds of people in them.  What I thought would be very cool to have as a utility, software that can scan your pictures and select the faces out of them and take a snap shot of the face so you can then do an analysis of what the average expression or mood a person is giving. 

\"I wonder\"

Thinking more about this is actually making me want to learn how to program.  I mean how cool would it be if you can figure out what your friends or family members average mood is by the facial expression you capture in an image.  Eventually you can use this type of software to do statistical studies of large groups and even kiosks or advertisements.