Is your glass half full or half empty?” The way you respond to this question shows the way you see life, whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist.
Optimism comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best.” An optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expects good things to happen. Optimism is where you believe, anticipate or hope that things will turn out well. When they don’t an optimist is able to always find the silver lining in every situation.
When you are an optimist you don’t ignore the bad things that happen in life, it just means that you focus more on the positive side of things. You don’t let bad things hold you down instead you find ways to work through them.
You realise that anything is possible!
You appreciate that life is way too short to waste too much time seeing everything from the pessimistic view. Why would you throw away the precious time you have been gifted on this earth worrying about things that mat have happened in the past, or perhaps could possibly happen in the future. What good can this do? The answer is none, it has no benefits, and can only hold you back from moving your life forward.
Do you think you’re a positive person? A positive mental attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.
The fact is, most people are bombarded by negativity each day. Sure, it’s easy to blame others for throwing negativity your way. The truth is much of your negativity is self-inflicted influenced by your personal perspective on life’s realities.
When you feel pessimism clouding your judgment or you hear your mind’s negative chatter about the doom and gloom it sees ahead for your future, remind yourself that every second counts and you have no time to waste on doubting yourself or the future you could build for yourself.
Optimism is a powerful tool that will benefit your personal life in a huge way. Optimism is also an important component of achievement, and is especially important in times of difficulty. Those who have an optimistic outlook will roll with the punches, will be more proactive and persistent and will not abandon hope. In the face of setbacks, challenges or difficult jobs, pessimist are more likely to do worse than predicted and even give up, while optimists will persevere.
Let’s face it, life is so much better when you see your glass as half fall than when you see it as half empty.
Regardless of how bad something may be or feel, often the end result can be magnificent. And it usually is so much better than you could have ever imagined for yourself. Optimism pays off it really does.
So how can you adopt a die hard optimistic attitude:
Reframe how you define events. Instead of dwelling on a bad experience, when things go badly or simply they don’t work out the way you wanted analyze what happened to figure out what good can come of it. There is something that can be learned from every situation. You can find good things as long as you look.
Change your negative self-talk. One of the biggest things you may need to change is those negative messages you keep running through your head well now it’s time to shift your thoughts . So for example when a negative thought comes to mind, ask yourself if your negative thought is really true. There is nothing to gain from the constant chatter of negative thoughts circulating in your head, but everything to benefit from positive ones.
Avoid dwelling on downers. To build your positivity it is crucial to reduce the downers in your life. You can develop resistance to worrisome thoughts and transform your internal critic becoming more optimistic all the time.
Brainstorm for Creative Thinking. Do everything to trigger the creative process. Often valuable ideas are the result of an initial “crazy” thought. For more you learn to brainstorm, triggering your creative thoughts and ideas, the more you will develop your abilities to mastermind.
Search for the silver lining. Looking for the positive in a negative situation is a key attribute of an optimist. It’s so easy to see the bad in a situation, but finding the good takes more skill. Will this ability though you will be able to move forward no matter what obstacles get in your way.
Focus on Success. Expect success. Nurture a culture of optimism. We will all experience failure, but optimists see this just as a step on the way to ultimate success, Our minds know with certainty that eventually we will succeed in reaching our goals.
Take charge of your Life. You don’t have to be a victim of your circumstances. Stop thinking about what is happening to you and start thinking about what you can make happen. If you’re not happy with the way your life is now, take control. Once you accept full responsibility for your life, and realise your decisions and actions are what count then you will know what has to be done to achiever success. You can have no doubts now.
Avoid negative environments. Don’t allow yourself to be surrounded by naysayers. Get yourself away from negative situations and people.
Focus on your strengths. Focus on what you do well, and when you do you enjoy your work so much more because you also know you’re doing what you do best.
Life is too short to be pessimistic, so start turning your thinking around! Positive thoughts first and then an optimistic outlook. The end result will be far more happiness and huge improvements in your work, relationships and all the other areas of your life.
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