Module Nine: Cultivating the High Performance Emotions
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller
As you become more mindful of your patterns of thinking and feeling, and as you become more grateful and pos itively oriented, you may note that when you approach a task with the right attitude, you tend to do better at that task. Although swing emotions such as anger and anxiety can motivate us to improve our circumstances, being able to incorporate emotions characterized both by high arousal and a wider focus will improve our performance in both our professional and personal lives.