It seems like optimism is the default outlook when it comes to really successful people. I've noticed this to be especially true in corporate settings.
As someone who is somewhat skeptical/critical/cynical, I definitely don't fit the catgory of "optimist". There are outliers to everything. That being said, I'm not doing so bad. But I often wonder, if I was naturally more upbeat, would I do even better?
Do you guys think one is born an optimist, and leverages this demeanor to his professional advantage?
Or do people who land great positions become optimists because, well, they got what they wanted.
In other words, which came first, optimism? or success?
"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.. the truly wise person is colorblind." ~Albert Schweitzer