Looking on the Bright Side

Human beings come in two flavors: optimists and pessimists. Pessimism is a state of mind in which one preceives life negatively. Optimism is a source of vitality and hope, courage and confidence. It motivates us to set goals, to take risks.

More than we realize, our expectations influence both our perception of reality and our actions. Optimism doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to negative circumstances. The fact is, optimism creates opportunity and pessimism kills it.

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Is the glass half empty or half full?

People who are optimists see the glass as being half full. Optimists look on the bright side.
People who are pessimists see the glass as being half empty. Pessimists tend to see the worst in things.

You can’t solve your problems by complaining about them. But you can solve them (or at least learn to accept them) by reframing them so that you can approach them from a new angle.

There is always, always a bright side. Keep your eyes constantly focused on the bright side —find it in everything, in every moment. The world will look like a very different place. A much, much more beautiful, rewarding, awe-inspiring place.

When you assign good meaning and see things as opportunities instead of problems, you get to have the bright side, and you get to have the bright side results.

Expecting good things to happen will lead to taking actions that produce positive results. Expecting only more bad stuff to come your way will keep you from doing the very things that might have minimized or avoided just that!

Summing-up: Always Look for the Bright Side. Seeing the glass half full not only makes you happier, it makes you healthier and wealthier.

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