Word of the Day: Optimism

optimism
op·ti·mism
ˈäptəˌmizəm

noun

1. hopefulness; confidence in success

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”
-Helen Keller, 1880-1968

2. the state of having a positive outlook, especially about the future

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”
-William James, 1842-1910

3. an inclination to anticipate the best possible outcome

“Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best.”
-Price Prichett, 1941-