An Optimist Paves The Path Ahead With Resilience

Resilience is what makes me an optimist.

I am an optimist. I’ve tried the other way, really, I have. Remember Debbie Downer from Saturday Night Live? I used to be like that when I was young. I was always working something negative about my experience in conversations with other people. I wasn’t very positive and the term “upbeat” was somewhat foreign to me.

A couple of decades later, I’m older, wiser, and my expectations about everything are much, much lower. I’ve learned to accept things as they are. That process of…