Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out. – Martin Seligman
My view is that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. Let us look at a few benefits that can accrue from being optimistic.
Of course there are many more benefits. Suffice it to say, that we need to take ownership of our life. Too many people are fatalistic. I want none of you to have regrets… Imagine when you are in the twilight years of your –life. What do you think would be your regrets? Well, deal with the issues now. Be pro-active- act now! Not tomorrow.
The following quote aptly encapsulates the above.
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”