Rational Optimism (Passion and a Positive Attitude)

AS HUMAN BEINGS, IF WE CHOOSE TO BUILD ON THE FACTS OF reality and our ability to reason, we are capable of achieving both success and happiness. Realism does not mean pessimism. Because our goals are based on and consistent with reality, we are fully capable of accomplishing them.

Believing you can accomplish a goal does not ensure you will do so. However, believing you will not accomplish a goal almost ensures that you will fail.

An appropriate way to view goal setting is as a rational optimist. A rational optimist does not set goals that are practically unachievable. Instead, she sets challenging ...

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