Optimism is a Force Multiplier

Force Multiplier - Anything that drastically increases your effectiveness. This could be a tool, tactic or technique. It could even be a temperament. 

Have you ever needed to get a long, stubborn nail out of a piece of wood? Sometimes you can extract it using your hand or a hammer. Other times you need something more. Enter a force multiplier known as the crowbar. If you take a crowbar to any unyielding nail, it will, without a doubt, come out.

Colin Powell says, "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

I have found this to be true. And, I've also found that pessimism is a force divider. Think about it. 

  • Optimism fills you and others up. Pessimism drains.
  • Optimism is a gift of encouragement that you give to others. Pessimism is a thief that steals.
  • Optimism makes any recipe better. Pessimism ruins the dish.

When you combine the ingredient of optimism with something you're good at, that's the recipe for success. Don’t live life without it.