There is a case to be made that optimism can help breed happiness and success. So what behaviors are associated with this positive outlook? There is looking for the good in each situation you encounter. This is the glass half full metaphor. Then if you have a challenge or difficulty, there is finding the valuable lesson that can come from it. So in essence set backs are not seen as barriers but chances for learning and growth. Finally there is the mindset of looking for the solution when you encounter a problem. You are not a victim but are seen as a problem solver. If you bring these positive frames of reference with you, there is no telling how far this will take you and how you help enable others to do the same.