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You 2.0: WOOP, There It Is!

Research shows that keeping your head in the clouds can prevent you from reaching the stars.
If you can dream it, you can do it, right? Right? Well ... not so fast. While fantasizing feels good and believing in yourself is surely better than not, research shows that keeping your head in the clouds can keep you, er, from reaching the stars. This week Shankar talks with psychologist Gabriele Oettingen, author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside The New Science Of Motivation. / CSA Images/Archive / Getty Images

If you can dream it, you can do it, Well ... not so fast. While fantasizing feels good and believing in yourself

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