Breaking news: The power of positive thinking is not all it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps “breaking news” is a slight overstatement, considering the research discounting the effects of positive thinking has been amassing for years. So we decided to investigate ourselves: Is positive thinking bogus? Are pessimists just as likely to get ahead? Should we all stop trying so hard to “look on the bright side”? Keep reading to find out the truth about the connection between positive thinking and achieving your goals!