My friend was right…
My life had been rough at times, I should have been angry and bitter, but I wasn’t, I am still looking forward to each new day and the possibilities ahead of me…
Being an optimist or a pessimist boils down to the way you talk to yourself.
An optimist is a person who expects a favourable outcome.
A pessimist is someone who when given a choice of outcomes, believes the worst is more likely.
Because of their thought optimists have much brighter futures. A bad circumstance or event is taken in stride, viewed as temporary setback not a permanent way of life. Even if something bad happens today, a positive thinker believes that good things will come again in the future. Optimist are confident that the world offers plenty of opportunities for everyone to succeed. They believe in abundance, they see opportunities where others see obstacles.
Fortunately, you can change your thinking patterns over time. Even a pessimist can become an optimist with enough practice! Stop dwelling in the bad experiences, analyze it to figure out what good can come of it. Even if something you have done is deemed a failure, think about what you learned during the process…, what positive attribute did you discover within yourself and where can you use those talents again?
You can’t keep blaming yourself for failures, think about the outside influences that may have affected you. Virtually any failure can be turned into a learning experience, which increases your potential for success in the future.
Pessimist think the opposite way. However, they blame themselves for the bad things that happened in their lives and think that:
“one mistake means more will inevitably come”.
Failing is what makes us grow, it makes us stronger and more resilient to the aspects of life we have no control over.
The fear of failure is what makes us stagnant and sad. Even though I couldn’t see the future as clearly as before, I am taking the plunge in hopes that in the depth of fear and failure, I would come out feeling more alive than ever before. Life is amazing, I believe we’re here to find happiness and when we do, to share it with everyone we must.
Always remember that your life has meaning and purpose. Look for the good the day can bring, live a healthy and positive lifestyle, hold your head up high and stay optimistic!!!
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity while an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” ~ Winston Churchill.