“Optimism is more than just a word or a noun, it’s a way of defining our attitude to overcoming everyday adversity. Regardless of the challenges, good and bad, tomorrow always provides us with a new start, a new opportunity of improving on yesterday. And therein lies the ultimate understanding. Optimism isn’t a destination, but one long continuous journey, in our personal and professional lives.” Hon Philip Dalidakis MP Minister for Innovation & the Digital Economy
Antoniette Gomez on Australian Leadership: "Innovation and the confidence to be vulnerable"
“Optimism is to believe that the next day will be better than the last and that the next people you meet will treat you better, that no matter how hard and how tempestuous the journey, you will reach the shore intact and smiling." Prathibha Prahlad, Founder of the Delhi International Arts Festival and Bharata Natyam dancer
“Optimism, enthusiasm and positivity are infectious, display it, and people will always want to work with you!” Tristan Russell, Adviser, City of Port Phillip Excerpt from Victor Perton "The Case for Optimism: The Optimists' Voices"
“The case for #optimism is quite easy and can be found in the Bible. Spiritual optimism and a strong faith can lift one’s life beyond imagination. Now if you're talking about the human condition- there will be technological progress, political jockeying, ideological battles, good vs. evil, and so on. Human nature has been pretty constant throughout time as we know it. Good luck.” Paul Mogote
Tony Weber on Australian Leadership: Egalitarianism is our best quality
Suzy Green on Optimism: “Whilst the scientific community now better understands the key ingredients of a flourishing life and a flourishing world include the cultivation of gratitude, compassion and forgiveness - it is optimism and hopefulness that will help us sustain our energy and motivation to create better lives and a better world. We’re not talking about unrealistic or rose coloured optimism but optimism that supports persistence in the face of negativity, resistance and adversity.”
Julie Hyne on Australian Leadership: "Our nation was built on ‘having a go.’"