“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”—Harry Truman
Leaders we admire are often optimistic. They are the ones we look to for inspiration—the ones who remind us of what’s possible. Optimistic leaders are able to see opportunities in bad markets, in challenging circumstances, in every situation that presents itself.
Spring is on! And, for many people, so is "spring cleaning!" This is the time of year when people feel the need to clean out the humble abode, whether it is sorting through closets or even giving the home a new coat of paint. The hardest part about spring cleaning is getting it all done without tweaking your back or any other body part.
Your spring cleaning may never become effortless, but you can make it a lot more manageable. For example, set realistic goals, perhaps day by day. Even Martha Stewart says you couldn't possibly get your "spring cleaning" done in a single weekend. Read More
A positive temperament, the very thing that drives optimism, high energy and creativity , could also lead you to make a risky investment in the stock market or have an affair with your intern.
Advice on Optimism
|Exercise will boost your mood.|
|Manage stress through meditation, prayer or yoga.|
|Be sociable and be with positive people.|
|Sometimes you need to see a therapist.|
But it's still a good thing.
The theory of positive and negative affects (or temperaments) holds that our long list of emotions and attitudes all stem from one of two basic or predominating moods: positive affect and negative affect.