An Optimistic Outlook provides the Trait that leads to Joy: Robert Masters
"The poet Shelley said: “the soul’s joy lies in doing.” An Optimistic outlook provides the trait that leads to joy. Many studies have proven optimism helps people to be more satisfied with their lives and have better mental and physical health."
That's what Robert Masters, Chair of The Centre for Optimism, told me when I asked him about the connection between optimism and joy as we at The Centre for Optimism join with The Art and Science of Joy to celebrate their Year of Joy.
The year of Joy will open on 17 January and, to my delight, will open with the Superpower of Optimism.
Join us for a global interactive web-gathering on 19 January 8pm EST, 5pm PST and 20 January 12pm AEST - register for free via Zoom.
If you live in Melbourne, Australia come and join us for breakfast on the 21st January 8am AEST. (Book via Eventbrite)
Robert is a great leader in leadership and strategy. He told me, “It does not matter what strategies you adopt to achieve your goals, as long as they include optimism in the ‘how’ and ‘why’...
"The ‘secret’ ingredient of corporate and political strategies is optimism. It is a vital additive to achieving all the objectives of a goal or mission. Unfortunately, many leaders continue to fail to include the word and its framework when developing their strategies. Leaders who recognise and promote it are better at achieving their mission. Churchill, for instance, embraced it in his famous defence speech of 13 May 1940 when he declared the goal was ‘victory, however long and hard the road may be’. Of himself, he said: “I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”
“Optimism inspires those to deliver the objectives of strategies.”