do optimists lead a better life?

“The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Do you look at each day as  day filled with hope a possibility?

Research has shown that optimists tend to be more successful than pessimists.  What do you to think you are, and optimist or a pessimist?   Find out … here!

The pessimist may find themselves suffering more than an optimist as well. 

The optimist tends to enjoy a better life in many aspects.  Optimism has shown to improve the bodies ability to fight off disease.  Studies also reveal that life longevity is also better for optimists.

Students that stress over school would achieve greater success if they shifted their thoughts towards optimism.   That being said, many college graduates are optimistic about their future and are deciding that happiness may be more important than success.

Pessimism may come about from feelings of helplessness, the feeling that nothing can be done.  The optimist would come from a point of view of hopefulness.  

What do you think, is the glass half full or not?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”   – Helen Keller

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