Optimism, Joy and Hope essential for a Meaningful Life: Kathy Archer
"The most important thing in life is a sense of purpose; having that sense of purpose brings joy and happiness. This requires both hope and optimism, as hope is the belief that tomorrow will be better than today, the confidence that you have the agency to make it happen, and the ability to come up with multiple pathways to reach your goals.
"Optimism, in turn, is a key contributor to hope and joy, as it helps us to see the world in a positive light and to believe in the possibility of good things happening. Ultimately, hope, optimism, and joy are closely connected, and all are essential for a healthy, happy and meaningful life."
That's what Kathy Archer told me when I asked her about the connection between optimism and joy as we at The Centre for Optimism are collaborating with The Art and Science of Joy to celebrate their Year of Joy.
Kathy Archer is a Canada-based Leadership Development Coach.