Want a Greater Chance of Success? Do This
Many of us get stuck in a negative version of what happiness researcher Shawn Achor calls the Tetris Effect, where we’re unable to break a certain pattern of thinking or behavior. In the Tetris experiment, playing the game consistently was causing new neural pathways, or new connections that warped the way people viewed real-world situations. In other words, they started seeing Tetris patterns everywhere. The good news is, just as we can inadvertently train our brains to see geometric blocks everywhere in the world, we can also train our minds to scan for the positive in every situation, and use that to fuel our success.