Originally Posted by Maguru
I believe that is stating the obvious.
Well, then it must be obvious to you that focusing on possibilities is not inauthentic. If reality is changing all the time, then focusing on possibilities is really just focusing on reality.
If a person says "I have a certain negative situation and I am unable to choose a more positive thought about it right now", I might believe him.
However, I could go on to ask him: "Okay, when will you be ready?". Tomorrow, next week, 1 year from now, 5 years from now, 10 years?