Inevitably intertwined with grit and self-control is a third learned character trait that is just as valuable: optimism. It is often said that there are two types of people in this world, glass half-full types (those who view the world with optimism), and glass half-empty types (those who view the world with pessimism). Which type are you?
Optimism can simply be defined as “positivity oriented towards the future,” in other words it’s a hopefulness. Optimism is not a natural inclination, but rather a demeanor that can be learned and strengthened.
What are the Mind-Body benefits of optimism? (According to Greater Good)
How to teach Optimism to Children:
“An optimist is someone who expects all the crayons to be in the box.”- Emily Strawn