Tag Archives: Realistic Optimism
Problem Solving Highly resilient people have the ability to look at problems and challenges from a comprehensive perspective. Problems and challenges are viewed from many different perspectives, with many factors given consideration. It is the ability to accurately identify the …
Unfortunately, mental health problems aren’t so openly discussed and the reaction to the statistic is more of “I can’t see that happening to me”. Given that mental ill health is one of the main causes of time off work, good mental health isn’t just a problem for the individual.
Here is an extract from our Developing Personal Resilience course about learning to become more optimistic.
Highly resilient people have a realistic, optimistic view of the world. This optimism is not fantastical it is based in reality. They persist in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks. They tend to operate from hope of success rather than fear of failure. Setbacks are viewed as due to manageable circumstance rather than personal flaw.
Why is it that some people can overcome adversity and others can’t? Why are some people more prone to depression than others? How can some sales people keep going despite getting one ‘no’ after another, while some give up after the first ‘no’? This brilliant and important paperback answers these questions.