Four ways being doubtful can make you more successful

4.26.2016 Article, Careers, Faculty News, General

Doubt can actually be a powerful force if you embrace it, a Fast Company story on April 26, 2016 said. Reporter Stephanie Vozza features advice from Professor Sherry Moss.

Doubtfulness is like “defensive pessimism,” a strategy used by anxious people to help them manage their anxiety so they can work productively, says Sherry Moss, professor of organizational studies at Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

“Defensive pessimists lower their expectations to help prepare themselves for the worst,” she says. “By thinking through all the bad things that might happen and all of the things that could go wrong, they are prepared for alternative paths to their success.”

Read the full story on FAST COMPANY.