“Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.”
—Norman Cousins, 20th Century American journalist
Where do you stand on the spectrum of optimism to pessimism in your daily pursuits?
I’d rather be an optimist that is sometimes wrong than a pessimist that is always right.
Beyond your own self-assessment, consider taking a close look at the people in your personal and professional communities. Who are the people that see the hopeful prospects of good things ahead, versus the black hatters who see only doom and gloom?
What issues in your life would benefit most from a healthy dose of optimism? Where are you wasting too much time looking at the half empty aspects of your days?