Thursday, September 2, 2021

Innateoptimism

When adding a healthy dose of caution and keeping laser focus, being optimistic is a fitting mind to take life adventures boldly and keeps the world flowing naturally.

Optimism is the tendency to believe, expect or hope that things will turn out well. Being optimistic is the view of looking for the best, coming with a “can-do" attitude. An optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen.

Optimism is looking on the bright side of a situation: Optimism is built on a positive perception or a belief linked to one’s expectations, some of which may take the time to turn into reality. People with an optimistic mind are better motivated to proactively pursue the goals, and set higher expectations. A person comes inbuilt with all the attributes, attitudes in their personal package. If positivity is an inward mentality to think constructively; then optimism is an outward attitude to look on the bright side of a situation.

We all face difficulties sometimes. We always need to be humble to know our set of strengths and weaknesses objectively. The right mental attitude helps us make sound judgement for handling varying situations wisely. Ultimately, it depends on the person who faces a situation, how they understand it, how they understand themselves, harnesses/leverages the right attributes within and moves forward.

The cautiously optimistic mind is the right fit: There is an unconscious attitude and conscious attitude. One’s optimistic bias tends to dominate particularly during those early years as we are constantly driven to try new things and learn life lessons. Many people start out in life with a 'glass half full' attitude. The blindly optimistic mind is perhaps due to the “luck” without tasting failures.

During the tough journey, people need to gain lessons learned, have the cautiously optimistic attitude which keeps you energized and motivated to continually fill out the water to make the glass full in an elegant way. At the ultimate level, the conscious optimism is that you feel a strong connection with nature, pondering life meaning deeply and pursuing the professional goals persistently.

“Can Do” attitude: Change is the new normal, knowledge cycle is significantly shortened, and many problems facing us become more complex than ever. Calm down, and dispassionately analyze the circumstances objectively. An optimistic mind develops a “Can Do” attitude because the brain is more malleable than we think and anyone can improve continually and develop a growth mindset with a cautiously optimistic attitude for exploring uncertainties.

Keep in mind, being optimistic doesn’t mean you should ignore conditions, pitfalls, barriers on the way. Even with the best systems and processes, there are no guarantees that you will always get the expected outcome. “Can do” attitude with the risk management skills helps leaders and professionals drive changes fearlessly and improve their capacity for problem-solving.

People have their subjective perception of the world and are equipped with their set of mental attitudes. What matters is their abilities to harness and leverage them and gain from it for the greater good. When adding a healthy dose of caution and keeping laser focus, being optimistic is a fitting mind to take life adventuring boldly and keeps the world flowing naturally.

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