This month Lincoln School is focusing on the hard character trait – Optimism. The dictionary defines optimism as a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. It is the belief that good ultimately predominates. Optimism has been proven to improve the immune system, prevent chronic disease, and help people cope with unfortunate news. Recent research indicates that optimists and pessimists approach problems differently, and their ability to cope successfully with adversity differs as a result.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill