Do you tend to be optimistic or pessimistic? Plenty of each philosophy are out there, so you’re in good company either way. Taking a deeper look, though, have you thought about the benefit of having an optimistic outlook as a leader?
One of the key benefits to optimism is feeling confident that you can accomplish whatever crosses your path. If it’s something totally new, you know that you have the resources to figure out the path. You look at life from a positive perspective and it takes more than a few jabs to knock you off your game.
Optimists also typically see the world from the perspective of abundance, not lack. They perceive opportunity for anyone who wants to partake in something. It doesn’t occur to them that there isn’t enough to go around. [Read more…]