We have all been asked the question: Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? How you answer that question may make a big difference in your personal and professional success.
Many studies show that being an optimist correlates with better health, having more friends, being a better leader and going further in your career. If this is the case, why doesn’t everyone wear rose-coloured glasses?
An optimist sees things in terms of what is possible. You tend to push your thinking out and are not hampered by constraints or other factors that might slow other people down. You think in terms of what is possible, so the energy is upward and outward.
A pessimist takes the opposite perspective, choosing to look at things in terms of what is probable, rather than what is possible. The energy tends to be downward and inward. There is a big difference in the impact each of these lenses can bring.
In this video, I talk with Roman Travers on Magic Talk Radio about optimism, and if it really is a benefit?