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2021 What makes the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia Optimistic?

In preparation for an optimism gathering at Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia , we asked the team to fill out our global optimism survey.   

Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia

Global Word Cloud

Do any of these 'optimisms' describe your optimism? 

MFAA Members include a much larger percentage of natural optimists than the global average - makes for rich conversations in optimism, leadership, strategy and innovation.


Global Result

What if anything supports your optimistic outlook?

We ask, "What if anything supports your optimistic outlook?" and offer a series of options derived from our first global survey and the answers we have received from thousands of people.    

The top answers globally in order are Mindset; Life Experience; Most people are trying to do good; Gratitude; Faith in God; Family; Faith in Humanity; Hope; Science; Young People; Things will work out in the end; Belief; Friends; The Future; History; Medical Science; Good Government; and, The Economy.

For MFAA members, belief and mindset are very powerful and a great foundation for innovation, strategy and getting things done!   So too, optimism grounded in family, gratitude and belief in people are higher than the global average.


Global Results

What makes us Optimistic?

"A core belief that we should be thankful we're even here. Every day is a blessing."

"I try to be positive most of the time and try to make good things happen."

"Belief in a higher power."

"I am naturally optimistic and know that I can achieve anything I put my mind to."

"In terms of the economy, we have got through the pandemic in great shape and can now build our future."

"The human race is more resilient than they think. It will all work itself out in the end."

"Economic recovery, vaccines, new treatments for COVID, technological advances continue."

"The fabulous people in my life"


"management of expectations"

"Thinking everything is going to be OK."

"When others are positive."


"I am in control of my destiny. Therefore, if I want to achieve a realistic goal, I will achieve it."

"A refusal to watch TV and the news agenda. They call it an idiot box. It is only a box the idiot sits in front of it."

"So long as I am healthy, I am optimistic as I will be able to deal with anything that I need to. In a sense, I have some control as to how to deal with things."

"The way I was raised and continuously working on my mindset"

"A belief that humans will always find a way"

"The world has gone through one of the world crises in living memory. "Though not perfect, the world has risen up to meet that challenge and most likely come out of it OK. That is cause for optimism. Now, if only we can deal with the coming climate crisis in the same way."

"Strong economy and family life"

"Well, so far, I am alive and breathing, so that's a good thing, and so far, the tumour in my glute has not been diagnosed as a sarcoma yet, so that's positive too."


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