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The EQ Edge – A Workable Plan to Enhance Your Social & Emotional Intelligence – “Realistic Optimism”

Social & Emotional Intelligence – Another way of being smart – Heighten Success, improve your life and become an Influential Leader. We will cover 26 competencies that determine how we manage ourselves and how we handle our relationships.

9th of the Series is:


Realistic Optimism

Expecting success rather than failure, seeing an opportunity rather than a threat’ seeing others positively; expecting the future to bring positive change, that things will be better.

Here are some of the qualities people have with “realistic optimism”.
  • Believe not only that they can succeed but also that they will succeed.
  • Operate from a mindset of success rather than fear of failure.
  • Do not see setbacks as a personal flaw; rather, they see setbacks as temporary.
  • Enjoy better health; and may even live longer, according to recent research.


Here are some of the qualities people have who are lacking
realistic optimism
  • Give up more easily
  • Attribute success to luck rather than their own capabilities.


Can you strengthen your “Realistic Optimism”? YES!


Some Developmental Tips
  • Tune into your self-talk about the adversity of your life.
  • Dispute the negative beliefs; don’t allow them to become habitual or circle endlessly through your mind (i.e., “this is absurd, I’m blowing things out of proportion”)
  • Look for evidence or alternative explanations to dispute negative beliefs (“There’s no evidence here that I’m a failure; I just messed up this time.”)



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