We all have choices in life. We get to choose to how respond to everything that ever happens to us. Sadly, some people never learn about the joy and the power of exercising that choice. One of the best tools for learning is to visualize in great detail. So, here are some visual details to pack around your choice to live your life as an optimist.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
Optimists believe that they have control over their futures.
Can’t change the direction of the wind? That’s ok. Adjust your sails.
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” – Oscar Wilde
Optimists interpret their thoughts by working towards finding the favorable connotations. They monitor their self-talk and question the source of any negativity. They make the effort to correct unhelpful thinking.
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose” – Kahlil Gibran
Optimists choose to be cheerful when they can’t be happy. They are content with partial solutions and regularly embrace gratitude.