“Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.” Norman Cousins
I’ve met and worked with optimists and pessimists. Given a choice, I’ll choose to hang out with optimists 100% of the time. A pessimist will drag you down into the mud. An optimist will teach you to fly. It’s time to fly and to soar with the eagles. Yes, you can!
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I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Great post! I completely agree with you that optimism is the way to go. It’s amazing how much our mindset can affect our outlook on life. Your message was very inspiring. I’m curious, what are some practical ways that you personally maintain a positive outlook on life on a day-to-day basis?
Hi David. Thanks for your comment. As soon as I wake up I begin my day being grateful for a new day. When I’m out of bed I announce out load, ‘I’m going to have a great day.’ When I look in the mirror with a disheveled look, I smile and say, “Ray, you are going to have a great day.” One of my goals every day is see, love, and serve Jesus in every person I meet. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. My mantra is, “I can do this.” Got to keep going, give it my best and never quit. It’s the only way I know. Here’s hoping your week gets better as each day passes. Ray
Thank you Ray for sharing your personal habits, very motivating!
Your words most appreciated. Have a great day. Ray