In a skeptical and negative world, a ray of optimism often fails to shine on many situations.
However, optimism serves leaders in much greater ways than the skepticism and negativity so rampant in the influences of our daily life.
Helen Keller said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Three words stand out as part of this statement: faith, hope, and confidence. Each word feeds on the other and they are interdependent in the relationship between them.
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, according to Hebrews 11:1. Hope represents an earnest expectation. The confidence that exists in the arena of hope is fueled by the faith that drives the optimism needed to achieve incredible results.
Leaders need to stop and focus on the influences in their life and how, as a leader, they influence others. The result must direct attention towards the positivity needed to alter the paths of those who follow.
What can we do to further develop this optimistic attitude? Read more tomorrow…