Are you a Realistic Optimist?

Are you a Realistic Optimist?

A realistic optimist firmly believes that things will change generally for the better. They also believe they have control of their lives.

Realistic optimism is about the ability to maintain a positive outlook without denying reality, actively appreciating the positive aspects of a situation without ignoring the negative aspect.

(Reivich, 2003)

Realistic optimists don’t live in a ‘Pollyanna’ world they have a healthy balanced approach towards life.

Are you a realistic optimist? Share your experience!

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Our Perception of Reality

Our limited perception of reality limits what we understand of ourselves and others.  We all live in our own stories and we think that the stories are a reflection of who we are. When something comes along to change our story and we don’t like the way it is evolving, our life starts to hurt.
Live your life your way.