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Realistic Optimism

How to Be Positive and Realistic, at the Same Time

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce l...

Why I May Not Believe in Marriage

Robin Hoffman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Robin Hoffman

It's entirely possible that my outlook could change in a half an hour or tomorrow or in three years. I might reach a point where it makes sense to me and also feels right, but there's no way I can know that now.

February Check-In: 2 Ways To Reboot Your Resolutions

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Real change can be hard to come by, and it's tempting to want to start lowering expectations, or throw in the towel on your goal completely. But don't despair, because it's not too late to push the reset button and try tackling those goals again.

How to Be a Successful Federal Leader

Tom Fox | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

There are three attributes that I think best enable a leader to maximize the efforts of the 21st century workforce: realistic optimism, subservience to purpose and finding order in chaos.

How To Be An Optimist Without Being Unrealistic

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be successful, you need to understand the very vital difference between believing you will succeed, and believing you will succeed easily. It's the difference between being a realistic optimist and an unrealistic optimist.

The Secret To Making Positive Thinking Work

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you can dream it, you probably can do it -- you just need to be prepared for some hard work along the way.