“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy
Good morning from my part of the world to yours! It’s so wonderful to see you here with me on Day #101 in A Year of Positivity! I have another quote for you in optimism, though this one comes from Brian Tracy, “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”
It’s interesting to find optimism is genuinely the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other, but when you really think about it, it’s not that surprising. What is optimism? It’s a mental attitude that highlights one’s belief or hope in the outcome of specific things or in general will be good, favorable, and desirable. There are so many beautiful benefits to optimism!
Optimism is used for so many things, such as but not limited to leadership and peak performance of one’s career, along with boosts in our creativity and personal growth, as well as the overall betterment of our own health and lifestyle. While the hard times of life that we all experience from time to time, which has the serious potential to pull any of us down into a negative spiral in a variety of ways, optimism is a key factor in how we remain resilient and steadfast through those.
If you are someone who has trouble being more optimistic, or you would like some additional optimism in your life, then you can try the following easy steps below. According to Lisa Kay Bonner on LinkedIn, there are four simple ways to incorporate more optimism into your daily life:
1. Choose your own version of optimism.
There’s no need to be optimistic all the time in every scenario (this is impossible). Instead, you can try slowly incorporating new optimistic ideas into your worldview in a way that feels authentic to you.
2. Start questioning pessimistic thoughts.
We sometimes tell ourselves that our pessimistic thoughts are realistic thoughts. But remember, thoughts are not facts. If you find yourself mired in negativity, try to pause, and question your thoughts.
3. Surround yourself with other optimists.
Being around others who are optimistic can help you learn new tricks and discover how others find the positives even in negative situations. Simply being around an optimist can make us more optimistic.
4. Don’t force optimism.
Becoming more optimistic is like any new habit: it requires motivation and practice to become second nature. It can feel a little unnatural at first (like riding a bike or roller-skating). Try it when you feel comfortable, but don’t worry about pushing yourself too far out of your comfort zone at first.