The eternal optimist sounds like a beautiful description of leadership character. Expecting the best to happen every time is an encouraging consideration, but not as realistic as we would like. One reason is because how the word “best” is defined determines the direction of our optimism.
As spiritual leaders, when we trust that whatever happens in our life is best for this moment, then we begin to look at each situation as an opportunity to learn and grow. This is where positive thinking is born and the results create a far better approach to a life well-lived.