Labels put on people in school such as “smart” or “not very bright,” are not of great importance. Rather, persistence and the energy to complete what you have set out to accomplish are the strengths that will be real assets in life.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW