Is Your Cup Half Full?

How optimistic are you? What do you have to be optimistic about?

Sometimes, easier said than done — amidst news of catastrophes, economic woes, rising gas prices, world economic challenges, etc., etc.  And, what would your life be like if you made a commitment to look at the positives and the good in each day and each situation?

I’d love to hear some of the strategies that you use to stay positive and optimistic! Post them in the comment section to share what works for you and inspire someone else.

Recently, I came across what is called “The Optimist Creed” credited to Christian D. Larson in 1912.

Promise Yourself:

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Focusing on just one of these each day is bound to make a difference for the better in your life and relationships.

Coach’s Challenge:

I challenge you to pick one of the items from The Optimist Creed and practice it each day until it becomes a habit — usually 28 days. Then, pick another item. I suggest that you pick the one that seems the most difficult and start there — give it your all!

Suggested Resource:

Catherine Ponder’s book “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” is a great resource for shifting your focus and your thinking onto what you’d like to create in your life. It’s a book that I go back to over and over. It is full of sample positive statements you can use to bring more optimism into your life and business. Pick it up at your library or in my Amazon store.