Support continues to grow for the theory that those who envision and open themselves to positive outcomes enhance their chances of finding such outcomes. Here’s a nice little essay on the point from Daniel Tomasulo at the PsychCentral website. This is not The Secret, which has been roundly and justly criticized as pseudoscience at best. Instead, the principle is simply that we notice what we are looking for. If we look for opportunity, we will find things that we take as opportunity. If we don’t — or worse, if we look for ways in which the world stymies us — we will miss opportunities to achieve. I could get into the details, but it really is that simple.