Hope, optimism, future-mindedness

Hope [optimism, future-mindedness, future orientation]: Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future is something that can be brought about. Personified for example by Martin Luther King, Jr (Source: VIA Institue)


The Noel Strengths Academy defines it this way:

  • Optimistic about life’s realities 
  • Takes personal ownership of the good and sees it as perpetually possible 
  • Sees the bad as transient and short-term 
  • Enthusiastic about the future  
  • Eager to contribute to a better tomorrow 
  • Willing to make plans and set goals
Books worth reading: Learned optimism by Martin Seligman
Ted Talk on Optimism

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