Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
Ms Keller got it right. Though blind, deaf and mute, she achieved so much in life. We need to believe in ourselves more. A lot of the times I find that people (me!) think that certain dreams are beyond our reach, or that we should take the safer path. To be optimistic is easier said than done, I think. To believe is easier said than done. But it can be done, step by step, little by little.
Everyday, give yourself an Optimism Boost.
Is there something today that you want to get done, something you dread perhaps or you think is a difficult task? Look in the mirror and tell yourself – I can handle this. I can do it well. Feel the optimism in your bones for a minute. I promise it will help 🙂
Perhaps there is something you are trying to make happen in life, starting a new business, reaching a particular career goal, improving your relationships. There are uncertainties for sure. Say to yourself – Uncertainty will not stop me. I will give my best, follow a plan, and hope for the best. For our best weapon against uncertainty is Hope and Confidence.
Optimism (and the optimism boosts) doesn’t guarantee a successful outcome. Nothing guarantees a successful outcome. But what it does, though, is give us the courage and inner strength to carry on, to plough on with doing what needs to be done and to follow our dreams. Optimistic people don’t always succeed in everything, however, they do bounce back from failing better.
Let me declare here that I am not an optimist by nature. I want to be though and I am learning everyday. Believe in yourself and most importantly, be kind to yourself! If it doesn’t work first time around, or second time or third time, its OK, pat yourself on the back for trying and keep the optimism up. It’s the only way forward…
Here’s to an optimistic day!
I’d love to hear what you guys have to say about my insights, so do feel free to comment!