The Power Of Negative Thinking
Oliver Burkeman Keynotes - The Oliver Burkeman keynotes provide perspective on why negative thinking can lead to positivity in...
Oliver Burkeman Delivers An Alternative Approach Keynote
He argues that instead of focusing on the best that could happen, one should focus on the worst. Because the worst thing about any future happening is our exaggerated belief in its horror; and through this practice of seeing the negatives, it is given some limits.
Surprisingly, Burkeman points out how building in constant reminders of death, whether subliminal or not, people are more willing to help others. These practical skills are key to having success in decision making. Because as Burkeman points out by mapping out the worst outcome and believing these results are tolerable enough the choice is clear.