Debra Benton’s definition of optimism
Most people view optimists as unrealistic people who refuse to see anything but the most positive things, even when everything seems hopeless.
That’s not a real optimist, according to Debra Benton, a expert and executive coach. She says true optimists exhibit the following traits: leadership You build effective optimism by realizing the seriousness of a situation, but never letting go of your internal belief that says, “I will prevail!” Momentum to move ahead, despite setbacks. Conviction to be free of anxiety, insecurity and frustration. Freedom to avoid acts that are pessimistic, nasty or narrow-minded. --Adapted from Executive Charisma, Debra Benton, McGraw-Hill.
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