“The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Do you look at each day as day filled with hope a possibility?
Research has shown that optimists tend to be more successful than pessimists. What do you to think you are, and optimist or a pessimist? Find out … here!
The pessimist may find themselves suffering more than an optimist as well.
The optimist tends to enjoy a better life in many aspects. Optimism has shown to improve the bodies ability to fight off disease. Studies also reveal that life longevity is also better for optimists.
Students that stress over school would achieve greater success if they shifted their thoughts towards optimism. That being said, many college graduates are optimistic about their future and are deciding that happiness may be more important than success.
Pessimism may come about from feelings of helplessness, the feeling that nothing can be done. The optimist would come from a point of view of hopefulness.
What do you think, is the glass half full or not?
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.” Helen Keller
Doubt is a disease. Doubt stops people in their tracks and keeps them from being all that they could be. What are the doubts you carry around with you? Do you doubt your abilities? Do you doubt your imagination?
Doubt is an anchor for our soul, it is the padlock that holds us back from being free, and it is a cloud that hangs around us preventing us from seeing the horizon.
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor” Oliver Wendell Holmes
What is holding you back from living your life as it was meant to be lived? Is it a doubt? Is it a doubt about your abilities?
What are you doing to conquer your doubts?