Optimism isn’t blindly hoping for the best. In fact, being “optimistic” in a passive, naïve sense – without real effort – would only get us deeper into trouble. The type of optimism that will help us is this skill of optimism: intentionally practicing an optimistic mindset. This effortful optimism is about framing adversity in a healthy, realistic way and taking ownership of finding solutions – exactly what we need right now.
Optimism is a learned “habit of mind” and it predicts many desirable outcomes – success at work, freedom from anxiety and depression, stronger relationships & physical well-being.
In this episode, I share Martin Seligman's the 3 secrets of optimism, and how you can leverage the skill of optimism to thrive at work