An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds.
Optimists see risk as opportunity. They see the rewards of success in advance. They do not fear the penalties of failure.
An optimist knows that bad luck is attracted by negative thinking and that an attitude of optimistic expectancy is the surest way to create an upward cycle and to attract the best of luck most of the time.
Optimists know that so-called luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. If an individual is not prepared, he or she does not see or take advantage of a situation.
Opportunities are always around, but only those who are prepared utilize them effectively.