Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why Optimism is Wealth!

Learning how to be more optimistic…

Supposedly, the optimist always sees the cup as half full. They are positive about life, and they expect that things will get better.

Stressors are inevitable in our lives: at home, at work, even while we are shopping for groceries.

How do we stay optimistic? Consider this wisdom from an Olympic Gold Medal winner: “You can’t always control the circumstances—only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.” 

Don’t give up that right. Choosing optimism is awesome.

Here are a few research-based benefits of being an optimist!

1.    A Healthier Heart.

A study discovered that optimistic people were twice as likely to have ideal cardiovascular health. They even had better blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

2.     No Fear of Failure.

We have often touched on this at LeaderTribe, but optimists bounce back from failure. This Forbes article reveals how we can use failure to our advantage. Optimists see failures as an opportunity to discover building blocks and lessons.

3.    Better Finances

This Harvard Business Review article talks about optimists and finances!

What’s holding you back? Are you ready to be a more positive person?

Here are FIVE things you can do each and every day.

  • Focus on solutions, not problems
  • Find at least one thing to be thankful for!
  • Recognize what you did well each day
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Embrace mistakes as learning experiences

 So, which of those are you ready to start right now. Yes, right now! You control this…choose to be an optimist!


Dr. Rob

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