“It’s one thing to positively about your future and another to be inspired by reality.”—Ronald Siegel
Is the glass half empty or half full?
In a recent Linkedin Poll, 19% of people said they were Pessimistic, 70% Optimistic, and 11% other.
A pessimistic person typically has a viewpoint that expects the worst in any situation, whereas, an optimistic person anticipates a favorable outcome for the future.
Ok, let’s say something challenging happens, the pessimistic person says, “I told you so!’, and the optimistic person says, “Tomorrow will be a brighter day!”.
Perhaps it’s not as much about right and wrong but letting our reality inspire our future.
In steps present thinking.
When we are anchored in a present reality (acknowledging our real-time feelings) while committed to living in a state of gratitude (looking for the good regardless of our circumstances), it naturally paves the way for a favorable outcome.
During this 10-minute episode, Inside Out Leadership Host and Global Speaker, Robb Holman, shares insight inspired by a Harvard Health Publishing article called: ‘An Outlook Better Than Optimism?’ by Ronald Siegel.
After you listen, it’s time for some self-reflection!
- Do you tend to be more Pessimistic or Optimistic?
- What is one challenging situation you currently find yourself in and how do you feel about it? (Be honest!)
- If you had to choose something to be thankful for in the midst of it, what would it be and why?