Essentially, it’s an extension of an optimistic attitude. Optimism and motivation go hand-in-hand. Although it’s conceivable that you could be an unmotivated optimist, it’s hard to imagine being motivated without optimism. The opposite is true for pessimism, it’s hard to imagine being motivated if you’re pessimistic. When we anticipate positive outcomes, we release positive energy—the psychic fuel of motivation. To be clear, optimism doesn’t guarantee success, nor does pessimism guarantee failure. Either attitude can wind up with a successful outcome. If, however, you’re a pessimist trying to liberate yourself from anxiety and depression, not only are you hindering the chances that you will unlearn your insecurities, you may inadvertently wind up feeding them! Optimism, on the other hand, becomes your energy factory, enhancing the probability of your ongoing success and release from suffering. Where optimism generates energy, pessimism drains it.