Hey there. I was just thinking — PRL readers are the best.
This past weekend I emailed about Mindset and letting Reality flow—
“Don’t force a round peg into a square hole” kinda thing (actually it was exactly that).
Anyway, one Mr. Haris P. wrote back to agree:
Mindset is everything, you are right. When I get stressed I stop and think of the Prospect Theory that has been fascinating me since I first read it some years ago. To make a long story short, we always judge situations comparing to something else (point of reference).
When I am stressful at work for example, I stop and think how is my life, what are the real things I value (family, friends and health basically). Suddenly all other issues seem unimportant and trivial. Everything has a solution (apart form health problems) so I should just carry on, find the strength and courage to face my hesitations and fears.
In a few words, I change the mindset and everything seems crystal clear.
Second off, I agree completely with Haris.
Perspective, framing, and contrast all help us to see the situation and get a handle on our emotions and mindset.
I see a lot of my friends and family scared with Trump in the Oval Office. Within a year, he went from a clown that many dismissed to the President of the United States. Among my friends, I see suffering and confusion. I hear their stories of protest and anger, fear and sadness.
I have a different view now that we’ve been learning about Persuasion. And I want to help.