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Pollyanna isn't naive, she is a badass. -- Robb Hillman Coaching

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Our current society seems to view robust and irrepressible optimism as a weakness, and dismisses it as coming from someone who is too silly, inexperienced or gullible to understand the “real truths”.  But I think this is a fundamental misunderstanding of what optimism is. Optimism isn't about ignoring reality and living in a fantasy of rainbows and unicorns. In fact it requires great strength of will and of character. It isn’t always easy, and it certainly isn’t passive. Optimism is a fierce battle of consciously choosing the perspective that is going to best serve you in your life.  I don’t think Pollyanna was simple and naive to reality. I think she was a badass who bent reality to her will. And here’s why:

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