This Wednesday I am linking up with the Wednesday Word link up, hosted by Debbie. Each week Debbie provides us with a word prompt to write about. It’s a fun link up to join in on, because it really gets me thinking! I also end up writing about stuff that I probably wouldn’t otherwise write about, which is neat. Click on the button below to see who else is linking up and to join in!
This week’s word: optimism.
I am a naturally optimistic person. I tend to see the good in people and I’m quick to find a positive in almost any situation. It’s just the way I’m wired. A lot of times, I think that being able to have a positive outlook means you can accomplish more. Often, you are your own worst enemy. When you can embrace your suffering and continue to plow through, sure in the fact that things are going to get better, that’s when you find success.
When you’re able to change your views to glass half full, you are often able to see the bigger picture. Instead of looking for happiness from outside factors, you can find it within yourself. I think this also translates into using a more positive tone inside your head. You don’t beat yourself up or use negativity when you fail to reach a goal. When an optimistic person falls short of a goal, he says “I need to work harder next time” or “I need to take a different approach” rather than “I have failed.”
The reality is there are always ups and downs in life. Being optimistic doesn’t mean you’re expecting sunshine and rainbows all of the time. Instead, you weather the downs to fully enjoy the ups.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?