Cultivating the Magic Quality that can Extend Your Lifespan,
Boost Your Energy, and Make You Happy Now
"Make me sweet again,
Fragrant and fresh and wild,
And thankful for any small event."
There are people who can lift the spirits of a packed sports stadium with the radiant optimism of their personalities. What does it take to live your life so full of joy that you jump out of bed each morning, eager to pour the magic of your spirit into the day?
The surprising answer, from many optimists, is that this is not an innate characteristic. It is a learned skill. They might tell you that they were born into great difficulty, and faced daunting challenges, but that they kept cultivating good habits, uplifting thoughts, and clear goals, persevering through difficulties to create the life they desired. Psychological research has now demonstrated that optimism is a skill that can be learned, in the same way that working out in a gym enlarges your muscles. Optimists do certain things differently. As well as being happier, scientific research shows that they're much healthier physically, and live an astounding seven to thirteen years longer than pessimists. With all these advantages to optimism, the key question each of us can ask is, "How can I cultivate an abundance of optimism in my life?"
In this new anthology Optimism, world-famous leaders from every sphere of human endeavor reveal the secrets that kept them going during the tough times. People like Bill Gates (business), Richard Bach (literature), Mehment Oz (medicine), Madonna (entertainment), Eddie Murphy (comedy), Angelina Jolie (acting), Mikhael Gorbachev (social change), Bono (music), and Caroline Myss (healing) talk to you about how they found optimism in the midst of life's problems, and how your spirit too can soar despite the obstacles you face.
With over forty inspiring chapters, you can open this book at any page, and have the best minds in the world sharing their best ideas with you. So treat your spirit to one of the most uplifting books of modern times, and start your journey of making Optimism a cornerstone of your life!
"Obstacles are those dreadful things we see when we take our eyes off our dreams."