MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE OPTIMIST ON EVERY COMMITTEE!

Optimism has many benefits. In times of challenge the optimistic voice can help keep a team together by harnessing hope. The optimist is always a great trier and doesn’t give up easily. Solutions and possibilities are fostered by the optimists and they tend to last the pace longer. Some people have a natural pre-disposition to optimism while others need to work more on it.
It’s an optimism that’s wed to reality that is productive and not the foolhardy type. The more resilient people on the planet seem to have bucket loads of it. We certainly need a optimist in our families, workplaces and communities. When we feel low on hope it’s important to keep company with optimists as conversations with them might help us focus more on our true potential to overcome setbacks and misfortunes. It would be wonderful if we were guaranteed to have a couple of optimists on every committee. When you cannot believe in yourself it’s very comforting to have people around you who do.
(C) Shane Martin