“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”
.... Ahhhh - how true is this statement. Six words - yet when all together define an outlook on life. When someone is Optimistic, then there is Hope. Life without Hope, in my opinion, isn't much to get up for.
With Hope begins the imagination of 'what could be', 'how would this be if I did something', begins to flow. This is the exact point where you need the extra shot of optimism as you need to keep the nay-sayers out of your thought process.
Now you have cemented the 'possible new', and you leap! That's Courage. Believing in yourself, Believing you Can, Believing you will succeed.
How's your Courage today? ::)