Optimism does much more than beat the alternative. It also best enables us to access the ten most important tools we have for living a happy and fulﬁlling life. We call them the Life is Good Superpowers. But unlike x-ray vision, bullet speed, or Herculean strength, these superpowers are accessible to us all.
Optimism is not just a philosophical viewpoint. It’s not irrational cheer-fulness, and it’s not “blind” positivity. At Life is Good, we see optimism as a powerful and pragmatic strategy for accomplishing goals and living a fulﬁlling life. By acknowledging obstacles and opportunities, but focusing on the opportunities, optimism enables us to explore the world with open arms and an eye toward solutions, progress, and growth. It also makes life a hell of a lot more fun.