noun. the outlook that things occur for the best and that individual's hopes or goals will eventually be satisfied.

OPTIMISM: "I like to practice optimism on a daily basis and find since taking up such a practice, I am a much happier individual."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPTIMISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/optimism/ (accessed September 16, 2021).