Don’t be Paranoid – Be Pronoid

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4th Aug, 2023

I got introduced to a new word – Pronoia in psychologist Adam Grants book I read recently, ‘Give and Take’ in which, he writes about pronoia.

Pronoia describes a state of mind that is the opposite of paranoia.

Whereas a person suffering from paranoia feels that persons or entities are conspiring against them, a person experiencing pronoia believes that the world around them conspires to do them good – “it is the delusional belief that other people are plotting your well-being, or saying nice things about you behind your back.”

There are times in life when the flow of fortune is working in our favour,  whereby everything we do is on Target, every effort we make is rewarded and we seem to have the ‘Golden Touch.’

If we wanted to be pragmatic, we wouldn’t care to say it was anything more than a favourable roll of the dice — of the tides of chance inevitably turning in our favour.

We’ve all heard of the Secret or of the power of visualization, maybe the law of attraction or the power of positive mindsets to some capacity are all fantastic reminders of our potential and how to achieve.

For me, Pronoia was a new one, but what a beautiful & positive way to live life – to always feel & believe that the world is conspiring to do good for me.

From hereon, Let’s propose that we all resolve to practice Pronoia, and hold fast to the belief that the universe is user-friendly and that things are always going to work out. 

Instead of focusing so much of our attention on what’s gone wrong or can go wrong, we can all benefit from being more mindful of all the many things that go right in our lives. 

Let’s resolve to practise Pronoia and look for proof that the world is working to provide us with what we need to be happy.

Develop an attitude of Pronoia, believe that the world is on your side & helping you to achieve & stay blessed forever.