March POWerful Word – OPTIMISM – Week #1

When bad things happen, we go through a lot of emotions. It’s normal to be sad, angry, frustrated, scared or a combination of many feelings all at once. But even when we are feeling bad inside, most of us still have hope that things will get better, right? When we have hope and look on the bright side of things, we are “optimistic” or we show “optimism.” Let’s say that together: Optimism. As a leader and a “goal-setter/goal-getter” why is optimism important (i.e. can’t lead if no hope, can’t go after goals if no hope)? Optimists have goals. What is one of your goals? Optimistic leaders use WILLpower. What is that (i.e. determination, gofor- it attitude)? Optimistic leaders also use “WAYpower” –that even when things get in the way, they can do it. How do you show optimism, willpower and waypower with your goals (i.e. positive, go for it)?

If you have time: Talk about times when you were optimistic/hopeful even when things got tough!