Optimism is not the solution to all problems
“Causal analyzes” are unlikely to be of particular help to those who failed in an election, and this is obvious to the external observer. Because both optimism and pessimism do not help. Why?
The reasons: In both over-optimism and pessimism, they probably would not properly analyze the reasons for their failure, so they would not think accurately. Neither the optimist nor the pessimist would be successful in the future. Optimism does not seem to be able to solve all problems, even if it is repeatedly claimed by consultants.
Accurate Thinking: Analyze the reasons aptly
When working on your own resilience and when dealing with setbacks, it is never about learning positive thinking (the half-full water glass) but about learning “accurate” thinking, that is, to analyze the reasons for setbacks appropriately and then to draw the appropriate conclusions.
In the case of an election result, this could be equivalent to
- the politicians have recognized the warning signals of the past elections at country level too late,
- that they have too little shown their success so far,
- or that they have less-convincing leadership skills.
These three reasons for the setback would correspond to an “I” - “not always” - “not all” style, since one would look for the reason for the setback here, but at the same time would also be attributed to specific factors that can be changed in the future .
This is also the style that is often found in highly-resilient people and allows them to develop a realistic self-image and both private and professional success.
Strengthened from setbacks
The future will show how resilient our politicians are, and whether they are strengthened by this setback. Both will in all cases depend crucially on their ability to think as a group accurately and thus to draw the right conclusions. This applies to all parties, the CDU, CSU, as well as the Greens, as well as the SPD.
However, if one currently reads in the various forums in which many supporters of this or that party “process” their frustration, one has to ask the question of whether they will actually rise from the ashes like the famous phoenix.
Impotence and stomach problems
Statements like “voters are just too stupid to want this or that party in the Bundestag” or “people just don't want freedom and want to be regulated” are the last very common “why style”: the “non- I ”-“ Always ”-“ Everything ”style.
This leads to a real frustration, a feeling of powerlessness, to permanent anger and worst case of acute stomach problems.
And what is your "why style"?
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