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The Power Of Optimism

Nov 12, 2007
Most people don't believe that their lives are the result of their own actions. They see themselves as victims, having been accidentally thrown into a life that they didn't choose. They didn't "choose" their parents or the country they were born in. They didn't "choose" to be born without money or without the prettiest face on the block. Life seems unfair to them and full of bad people who are always looking to cheat and take advantage of everyone else. Does this attitude sound familiar to you? It should sound familiar because it is an extremely common attitude and probably makes up the majority of the way people think. For you, however, it doesn't have to be this way. There is another way to think and it is called optimism.

Some people choose to believe that everything happens for a reason. They don't believe that life is full of accidents and that everything is "unfair". They choose to believe that even bad things happen for a reason and they accept what has been given to them. They know that there is a greater plan underneath what seems to be a lot of confusion and tragedy. They have made a decision to "choose" to see life as part of a bigger plan. This, for them, is the beginning of a great adventure. It is an adventure that can teach you about the infinite power of optimism.

It's not very often that we get to be with a person who is optimistic about most of their life. That would be a person with a smile on their face that almost seems to be permanent. It would be a person who thinks that life is a blessing and sees more good things to life than bad. They would be the person who feels less troubled on a bad day than many of us feel on one of our best days. In fact, they would feel blessed even if they had nothing at all. A person like that would have full control of themselves almost every minute and would be completely in charge of every situation with an open heart and mind. "Is this even possible?" we might ask. The answer is yes! With the power of optimism you can change your entire life and retrain your heart and your mind to think like a winner. You can train yourself to see opportunity when others see failure. You can learn to see the good in anything that happens and feel grateful to be alive each day. Optimism is truly an incredible power.

Optimists are believers in themselves. They believe that they can do anything and everything and they never get tired as they continuously aspire to do more. Failures don't stop them because this is the thing that actually gives them more reason to go on. They see failure or disruptions as a challenge to do more and everything appears to them as part of a larger plan. Optimists see a silver lining in even the worst situations and always find a way to be happy with what they have. They see great beauty in the many simple things that life presents to them all around. Even in times when they have nothing at all, they still feel grateful and content.

Optimists are also risk takers. Taking a risk is what makes life more interesting and fun! They are not afraid of the changes and challenges because the problems that may present themselves will only make life more interesting for their eager spirit to tackle. The problems and challenges are what keeps them just going and going. Optimists know that life is never without problems. Who would expect such a ridiculous thing as to have no problems? What optimists expect is that they will face the problems with an eager smile and enjoy the chance to overcome the problem and move on to the next. They see problems as part of a larger plan, given to us as so that we can find a way out of it. After we do so, we are stronger and happier than before and we get to enjoy even more things than we ever though possible. Optimists truly have the key to life and they work very hard to turn that key every day and make their lives into something outstanding. They see life with so much promise that they never imagine staying on the ground whenever they may fall. A fall is just something to look at with an interesting glance and to get up from and move on. They always face the world with a head up high.

There's no better way to become an optimist than to do it right now. Choose to put every effort you have into planning your life for greatness and you will surely begin on a great road that will lead you to places you never thought you were capable of going. When we put our minds to it and choose to do everything we are truly capable of, we literally astound ourselves! That is what the power of optimism can do for you.
About the Author
Gary Miller was the World's Leading expert on Negative Thinking until he lost approximately $3 Million Dollars because of a lifetime of negative thinking. To learn more about his Journey to a Positive Thinking Recovery and weekly FREE Positive
Thinking techniques, you can visit his web site at:
http://www.positivethinkingnow.com
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