“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Our emotions dictate so much of our achievement. But we tend to immediately focus on our efforts. However, this quote, by Helen Keller, illustrates critical emotional connections that lead to achievement.
First, it shows a link between optimism and faith. Faith is having complete trust in a thing or person. It’s hard to be optimistic about a thing or person we can’t trust.
Next, there’s a connection between the optimism we feel from our trust to achievement. Without optimism from having trust, we naturally lose hope and confidence. Ultimately, without hope and confidence, it’s hard to get anything done.
Conceptually, it seems simple. Yet, in practice, we tend to forget about securing the right emotions. Therefore, our efforts toward achievement are not on a very strong foundation.