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Creating Optimism

Nov 12, 2007
Being optimistic is a very difficult task for all of us, especially when our human emotions are more inclined to move toward the negative. Optimism, however, can be learned, developed or created and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to achieve this. Creating an optimistic approach to life just means exerting some regular effort at observing your thoughts and emotions and finding ways to be able to look at the positive side of even the worst things in life.

As human beings, feeling angry, sad, insecure, or depressed are all natural things. This doesn't mean, however, that they are inevitable. Feeling nothing at all is indeed unnatural but feeling continuous joy and happiness in life is also a possibility although it may be relatively rare for most people. Inner joy is a very real energy that is locked deep inside of us and which is rarely experienced except in very special circumstances like the birth of a child or when we first fall in love. These powerful emotions are reserved only for special occasions and our ego allows them to come forward just for a few hours or days before we eventually tuck them back into our hearts for another day. This, however, is not the necessary way of living. These powerful emotions are something that come from inside us and, therefore, they can be accessed by us at any time we choose if only we had the correct keys to unlock them all the time.

Creating optimism depends on our own efforts. We can not count on other people such as our spouses, parents, or close friends to make this positive attitude well up inside us. If we do that, we are turning our lives over to others and putting our own happiness at the mercy of someone else. Creating optimism means learning to look inside ourselves for that joyful energy that we have only allowed ourselves to experience once in a while. It means learning how to access that without having to wait for a wedding or a new promotion or a lucky lottery ticket. We make the decision to become the creators of our own happiness by directly accessing the source of that happiness that lies inside of each of us. This only becomes possible, however, by first looking at the negative thoughts and feeling that are blocking this energy from coming to the surface. The more we examine our own thoughts and emotions, the more we begin to see how our minds function and we slowly become the experts at accessing the joy within.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest blocks to experience happiness and joy all the time are the other people in our lives who absolutely refuse to think this way. How do we get around all these negative people? This is the first big challenge that we need to commit ourselves to overcoming. In order to achieve the space we need to get to that optimistic energy hidden deep inside of all of us, we first need the physical space in our lives to achieve some peace and tranquility. We may need to exert a serious amount of effort at achieving a limited amount of success first in the outside world before we can achieve the inner success that we seek in our own hearts. You can't find peace in your heart when someone is screaming at your face every day! You need to get yourself out of the negative relationships you are in first before you can achieve some inner peace later on. This is sometimes the biggest challenge for people trying to create their own optimism.

Optimism requires discipline and a concerted effort in everything we do. It requires a commitment to make our lives better and to work for the opportunity to achieve some peace in our lives. If we want to become optimistic, we have to first start acting optimistic. Then, when we are able to find a quiet space of our own with positive people who will help us in what we are trying to do, we can move on to discover the many practices and techniques that can unlock our greatest inner potential. Optimism begins within you because you are the only one who can watch your thoughts, your actions, and your feelings. Make a commitment to day for a better attitude and you will soon become the optimistic source for others to follow as well.
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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