A Natural-Born Optimist?

By Meliora Consulting and Learning Academy - October 18, 2021
A Natural-Born Optimist?

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

– Winston Churchill


Whenever an optimist is confronted with a problem, they look for the silver lining and begin brainstorming solutions or methods to improve things. On the other hand, those who are defeatists sigh and shout, "That'll be it; the game's done." "This is too much for me to bear any longer." Or he'll pretend it doesn't exist and separate himself from the issue. This is denial at its worst, and it's a strategy that is doomed to failure.

Dr. Martin Seligman, a global authority on optimism, says that people are born hopeful. Despite this, the majority of adults are pessimists rather than optimists. What's going on here? Some individuals believe the glass is half-full, and this is their perspective. Some people regard the glass as half empty, while others do. It seems easy enough, but is it really that straightforward? The answer to this question is yes and no.

When you stop to think about it, most individuals alternate between being an optimist and a pessimist. Ironically, most of the time, things come out the way we expect them to. It almost always does when someone is inevitable that something will go well or is upbeat about it. You may say the same thing about the opposite. When someone expects something to go wrong, it usually does.

If you're working with a pessimist, you'll hear the words "I can't" a lot when things become challenging. The pessimist believes he is weak and impotent, and his reaction reflects that belief. "I won't," says the optimist in response. Instead of reacting, the optimist chooses to be optimistic.

Optimists like to see the bright side of things. Instead of worrying about what could happen, they concentrate on what they genuinely desire.

The following are some things to consider:

Because they never give up, optimists achieve their goals. Because they are happier, healthier, and more energetic. Because they inspire others to be optimistic. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this. Because of this.

Optimists' optimistic attitude reduces the severity of complex events by making them seem manageable.

On the other hand, Authentic optimism does not only rest on one's laurels, expecting that all will work out in the end. It has to do with your outlook on life and whether you perceive things favorably or negatively. When faced with adversity, you approach it positively and anticipate the "benefits" that will come as a result. You're in control of the situation. Norman Vincent Peale once remarked, "Change your ideas, and your world will change." In the end, your attitude is a decision you make consciously. With a negative outlook, you'll always see the worst in people and situations, and you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life. What a miserable lot we live in!

You may empower yourself by choosing optimism over pessimism by recognizing the good in people and assisting others to see the interest in life. Taking responsibility for your own well-being and surrounding yourself with supportive friends and family members who want the best for you. Creating a positive energy field around oneself. Even if you choose to be more upbeat and hopeful, you will still have to deal with trauma, loss, and a slew of other difficulties. It does imply, though, that you will have more significant clout in the event of adversity. Instead of letting life wash over you, you'll bounce back quicker and make better decisions. Rather than reacting, you'll become proactive.

Don't worry if you're not a naturally upbeat and happy person. You may modify your attitude and emotions by using your ideas. It's not going to be simple. There will be difficult days, but you can get through them. Increased optimism is one of the most critical things you can do to enhance your situation and quality of life in general. But it's not something you get. It requires some effort on your part. To do this, you must be aware of your ideas and emotions consciously. And then taking action as a result of being aware of it.

Instead of dwelling on the bad things that are happening, focus on the good things that are. Repeat this process as often as necessary, and then build on your success. Being cheery and optimistic about your life will become second nature to you.

As an example, consider the following:

Make use of your "positive thinking" and "good mood" by doing some mental exercises. Allow yourself to experience new sensations and ideas.

For that new automobile or new home, you may be as optimistic as you want. Action helps to move things forward, and you will succeed if you take it.

As a result, I'd advise you to adopt a positive outlook. Don't settle for anything less than the greatest in life! Be Positive in Thought and Deed.