From Big Think: The Stock­dale Paradox really defines the opti­mism that is most impor­tant in becoming a resilient person and that is, when you’re faced with a chal­lenge or a trauma, you look at that chal­lenge objec­tively. You might make the assess­ment, ‘I’m in really big trouble.’ You have a real­istic assess­ment of what you’re facing. On the other hand, you have the atti­tude and the confi­dence to say, ‘But I will prevail. I’m in a tough spot, but I will prevail.’ That is the opti­mism that relates to resilience.  · Go to The Stock­dale Paradox: How opti­mism creates resilience →