You get to “truth” through “fiction.” Fake it until you become it.
Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. By Emmons, Robert A.; McCullough, Michael E. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 84(2), Feb 2003, 377-389.
Fake it until you become it. Emotions are contagious….even if they are contrived.
Exercise Think about one way you could apply this idea within the next two weeks. Write it down. Now, discuss it with people near you.
Calm, Assertive Leadership High levels of Testosterone. Low levels of Cortisone.
Take base sample using from saliva sample. HBS students “fake” dominant power position or submissive power position of neutral position for two minutes. Second saliva sample. High Power Posers did significantly better in a mock job interview and rated more likely to get hired.