It turns out, optimism is the greatest predictor of entrepreneurial success, because it actually allows your brain to see opportunities when noone else does.

Our brain deletes good information – it deletes opportunities when we think that the world is negative. When we’re in a positive state, when we’re optimistic, your brain thinks it has more resources to solve what’s going on in the world, so it actually lets more opportunities in.

Källa: intervju med Shawn Achor i podcasten Entreleadership, avsnitt 121