From the perspective of emotional intelligence hope it is not to give an irresistible anxiety or depression and not be lost during periods of difficult challenges or setbacks. In fact, people full of hope, to a lesser extent than others, prone to depression, as they are skilled commanders, to go through life goals, in principle, are less anxiety and hardly suffer from emotional distress. Optimism as a great motivator The Americans, swimming, had high hopes for Matt Biondi, US Olympic team member in 1988. Some sports journalists strenuously Biondi touted as a worthy opponent Mark Spitz, who won in 1972, seven gold medals. However, in the first swim in the 200 meters freestyle Biondi only came third, and the next - the 100-meter butterfly stroke - in the fight for the gold he was literally an inch walked another swimmer, did the unthinkable leap when the finish was no more than a meter.