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Optimism The Courage To Face Challenges Head On Optimistically!

by Howard Platt

on December 8, 2010

in Enthusiasm and Attitude

Optimism Is The Central Point of The Thoughts of All Successful People. Optimistically Reading Through This Page Is The First Step Towards Improving Your Optimism!

Optimism is a matter of mental habit. You can learn to practice the habit of being an optimist and thereby greatly enhance your chances of achieving success. Or you can drive yourself into the pit of pessimism and failure.

Optimism The optimist is one who holds a positive attitude and thereby lives their life always looking for the good in every situation.

Optimism is one of the most important traits of a pleasing personality.

When you take on a difficult task with the spirit of an optimistically driven attitude the successful completion of that task is all but guaranteed.

But it results largely from other traits that I have discussed such as good sense of humor, hopefulness, the ability to overcome fear, contentment, a positive mental attitude, flexibility, enthusiasm, faith, and decisiveness.

The pessimist fears the Devil and spends most of his time fighting him. The optimist loves his Creator and spends his time worshiping him.

You can fight pessimism through complete belief in two of the most basic truths of the Science of Success. As Napoleon Hill said:

“Whatever The Mind Of Man Can Conceive And Believe, The Mind Can Achieve.”

Optimism Is That Never Quit Attitude That Fuels All Success!

Instead of worrying about the bad things that might happen to you, spend a few minutes every day contemplating the pleasant events that will happen tomorrow, next week, next month, next year!

By thinking about them, you will find yourself laying the plans to make them happen! This is how you develop the habit of optimism.

When you choose to live your life based on positivity you automatically draw positive events and circumstances to you.

Remember that no great leader or successful man was ever a pessimist.

What could such a leader promise his followers but despair and defeat? Even in the darkest days of the War Between The States, leaders on both sides – such as Lincoln and Lee – held faith in better days to come.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s natural optimism breathed a new spirit of hope into a dejected nation in the depths of the Depression.

Even infamous leaders, the Hitlers, Stalins, Mussolinis and Maos all relied on the promise of better days to win followers with such catch phrases as “Tomorrow the world,” “nothing to lose but your chains,” and “the new Asia.”

Optimism, it’s just one word but its implications are as powerful as they come.

Can you afford to be any less optimistic when you are living during the greatest times of all history?

I will tell you what you cannot afford and that is to be a pessimist. The most successful people from all walks of life have achieved their success being an optimist.

Remember that like attracts like in human relations. If you are optimistic, full of positive energy you are going to attract those type of people into your life. Let your optimism become your magnet!

An optimist tends to congregate with optimists, just as success attracts more success.

But the pessimist breeds worries and trouble without speaking a word or performing an act, because his negative mental attitude serves as a perfect magnet for them.

Optimism is, in itself, a kind of success. For it means you have a healthy, peaceful and contented mind.

An exceedingly wealthy man can be a failure physically, if his constant pessimism has brought him a case of ulcers, high blood pressure and all the other diseases associated with stress and extreme negativity.

Optimism Fuels The Courage That Defeats Negative Thinking!

Optimism isn’t a state of mind which you throw judgment to the winds in starry-eyed belief that the future events will take care of themselves. Such an outlook is only Optimism Couragefor fools.

It is, however, a firm belief that you can make things come out right by thinking ahead and deciding on a course of action based on sound judgment. Let me give an example.

At the height of the big boom of 1928, there were those false optimists who refused to believe that the bubble could ever burst. They jeered those few farsighted “pessimists” who warned that the nation was treading on dangerously inflationary and speculative ground.

When the bottom dropped out, the optimists were caught short. Many lacked the spiritual strength to seek victory in defeat and revealed themselves as true pessimists.

“Every Adversity And Defeat Carries The Seed Of An Equivalent Benefit, If We Are Ingenious Enough To Find It.”

Optimism Why Choose Anything Less?

But those who had looked ahead fearlessly and honestly had put themselves in position – by selling stock short and other devices – to make a killing. They were revealed as the true optimists.

You can be that kind of optimist.

  • Learn to meet the future head-on. Analyze it.
  • Weight the factors with clear judgment.
  • Then decide upon your course of action to make things turn out the way you want them.

With optimism you’ll find that the future holds nothing that you ever need fear.

You have the mental strength to live your life as a clear minded optimist.

When you choose this path you will find that life is much more exciting, you’re not always waiting for the bottom to fall out.

Be an optimistic, positive thinker and live a life that is filled with exciting moments and great expectations. Optimism it is the only way to go!

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Hi, my name is Howard G. Platt 111 and my site Positive Thinking For Personal Development is my passion! About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable medical disorder which challenges me everyday of my life. Positive Thinking gives me the strength to persevere. I try to use my story to inspire and help others to live up to their full potential in life. I know that my calling in life is to serve others and to help those in need. God Bless!


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1 Deirdre Shareef June 9, 2013

I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely love reading everything that is written on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!

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2 Howard G. Platt 111 June 9, 2013

Hi Deirdre,

Thank you and thanks for visiting!

Take Care.
Howard

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