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Part III: Paradoxical Principle #3 > Be Realistic and Optimistic About What You...

Chapter 18. Be Realistic and Optimistic About What You Believe

Everything begins with belief. What we believe is the most powerful option of all.”

—Norman Cousins

What you believe has always been one of the most important factors in what you decide, but it was seldom one of the most important principles of traditional decision strategies. A belief is the mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something. To believe is to have an opinion, to think, to suppose. To believe something is to accept it as real.


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