Part of the power of optimism is the result of changing the outlook of that little voice in your head. Constantly looking at the negative and seeing no options when situations go awry, negative self-talk limits your success. Positive self-talk expands your ability to achieve, to learn, and to accomplish. An optimistic belief in yourself and your capabilities to positively impact situations, even ones that appear negative, fuels success. Try gently adjusting your mind into positive, optimistic thoughts whenever you find yourself feeling negative, depressed, or wallowing in despair. The rainbow is there; you just need to adjust your outlook to see it.
Some folks go through life seeing the glass as half full and ignoring any possible negatives. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that the glass is half-empty, never seeing the positive side of things. The simple truth is, there is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. YOU decide what to do from there. Your life is your own to appreciate or complain about.
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” —Colin Powell
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller
“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.” —Zig Ziglar
So, long story short, try to cultivate optimism by committing yourself to a cause, a plan or a value system. You’ll feel that you are growing in a meaningful direction which will help you rise above day-to-day setbacks. That is what I’m doing with Win Win For a Cause. Taking my real estate business in a MEANINGFUL direction that will help others. Stay tuned.