Success involves coping well with challenges and crises, but also relishing good things when you find them. That way, when life does get difficult, you can benefit from a well-rounded outlook based on positivity and optimism.

Apositive mindset is a long-term investment that prepares you for life’s challenges. Research has found that when we experience good moods, this tends to broaden our outlook and allow us to respond to situations—including bad ones—more flexibly than usual. If we can cultivate this positive mindset, it’s likely to help us build maturity of character. If you want to get through life with a robust attitude, don’t push yourself ...

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