Pessimists look at the negative in everything. They see the worst and suck the air of hope out of anything better.
In contrast, the optimist sees hope and confidence in the future, because good will ultimately prevail over evil.
With an understanding of these two philosophies, consider something Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.”
If a pessimist looks at the worst, then everything is viewed as a stumbling block, but an optimist will use every situation as a stepping-stone for something greater.
Leaders must be dealers in hope, optimists of the future ahead.