6 Powerful Benefits of Being Optimistic in Life

personal development May 25, 2021
6 Powerful Benefits of Being Optimistic in Life

What are the advantages of being optimistic or having a positive attitude?

There are two types of people in this world—those who see the glass as half empty and those who see the glass as half full.  You might be tempted to think that the difference between these two is trivial.  However, one of these groups actually has an edge in life.  It’s the optimists. Rice University Professor of Marketing Dr. Utpal M. Dholakia advises that “optimism is a potent health tonic. Optimistic people remain healthier and live longer. They have better cardiovascular health… stronger immune function, and lower levels of stress and pain.”

Here are a few incredible benefits that come with optimism:


1) Stress Management 

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that stress is toxic.  Optimism is just one of the many ways to neutralize stress and nip its side effects in the bud.

2) Innovation

Optimistic people tend to be ground-breaking thinkers.  This is because they don’t allow difficult circumstances to plant limiting thoughts in their minds. Optimists possess a “can-do” attitude.

3) Longer Life

Studies show that individuals who embrace optimism as a philosophy actually live longer.  This is because having something to look forward to instills a sense of healthy purpose and motivation.

4) Emotional Balance 

Optimism is a counterweight to negative emotions.  Not only that, optimism is an attitude that can be generated despite sadness or despair.  You might not feel happiness on demand, but you can certainly choose to feel optimism despite trying times.

5) Perseverance 

The more optimistic people are, the more resolve they have to tolerate difficult circumstances.  This is because optimism always shines a light at the end of the tunnel.

6) High-Achievement 

Optimistic people tend to be high-achievers because optimism breeds consistency.  By virtue of their willingness to be hopeful, optimistic people remain productive whether they’re faced with hardship or prosperity.


To be honest, sometimes it’s hard to be optimistic.  Especially when life starts raining down problems.  But just because it’s hard to see a silver lining in the clouds doesn’t mean you should give up on looking for one.  All it takes is a little faith.  If gloomy thoughts have taken over your mindset lately, pause to meditate and refresh your attitude.  It might not necessarily feel like it at the moment, but having a dash of optimism works wonders for your resilience.  If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops, and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or the overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. For business development coaching by Richard Martinez, call 626-202-2291 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


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