The optimist believes that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist is afraid that this might be true!
I stop at a restaurant with my friend. He complains, “Look at this cup of coffee, it’s half-empty!” I respond, “Oh, that’s too bad, they gave me one that is half-full.” We both received the same amount of coffee!
But I certainly sound like the successful one. Success isn’t limited to objective findings; one person’s poison is another’s cure. In other words, if an optimist and a pessimist both win the same prize in a lottery, only the optimist will appear to be successful!
Optimism helps you see the advantages in any given situation. Successful people with an optimistic outlook are better able to identify the silver lining in any given situation.
- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D