Category Archive: Optimism

5 Practical Ways to Evaluate Optimism

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” Nietzsche Our bluebirds lost hope this year and it’s good they did. Lost hope: Spring was mild… Continue reading

5 Questions That Trigger Positive Thinking

Imagine lying in the mud repeating, “I’m on top of the world.” Positive thinking won’t get you out of the mud. You have to get up. But mindset is crucial to success. Positive… Continue reading

3 Ways Dogs and People Rise

You and I are like dogs. A kicked dog expects to be kicked. When things go bad we expect things to go bad. Passivity and anxiety are normal in the face of prolonged… Continue reading

16 Practical Ways to be an Inspirational Leader

An inspirational leader doesn’t simply make things happen. They release others to make things happen. Frustrated leaders don’t know how to inspire. Inspirational leaders listen: Self-absorbed leaders suck the life out of organizations.… Continue reading

6 Real World Ways to Build Hope

Sometimes the voice in your head whispers, “It’s not worth it.” Sometimes that voice is right. Sometimes it’s time to build hope. Nietzsche said, “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils… Continue reading

Crisis: 5 Ways to Fuel Progress When the Lights Go Out

Never trivialize crisis with frivolous optimism. Smart people roll their eyes at Pollyanna leaders. Acknowledge bad and work toward good. The danger of crisis is magnetism. Crisis captures your attention, dominates perspectives, and… Continue reading