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Optimism is an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome. Optimism is from French optimisme, from Latin optimum  whuch means ‘best thing’. It is the abilty to see the best in every situation and making the best of the moment. An optimist sees the cup as half full while the pessimist sees the cup as half empty. Life can be tough and challenging, it is easy to stay optimistic when things are going right, the real test of your optimism is to stay strong when things are not going right.

  • An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again. – Harvey Mackay
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
  • Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. – Noam Chomsky
  • The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. – Khalil Gibran
  • It’s not that optimism solves all of life’s problems; it is just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing. – Lucy MacDonald
  • Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best. It points the mind toward possibilities and helps us think creatively past problems. – Price Pritchett
  • Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. – Voltaire
  • The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem. –William Arthur Ward
  • The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh. – Tom Bodett
  • Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration. – Steve Toltz

Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

  • Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. – Nicholas M. Butler
  • Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough. – Richard M. DeVos
  • An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. – Sir Winston Churchill
  • Optimism is not just a philosophical viewpoint. It’s not irrational cheerfulness, and it’s not blind positivity. Optimism is a powerful and pragmatic strategy for accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling life. – Bert Jacobs, Life is Goo
  •  Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our societyThe optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. – George Bernard Shaw


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

  • A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” –  Harry S. Truman
  • Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. – Norman Cousins
  • The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options. – Robert H. Schuller
  • Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful. – Martin Seligman
  • What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak (and) there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances. – Wayne W. Dyer
  • You have to open up to the world and learn optimism. Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. – Jennifer Crusie

The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision. – William Arthur Ward

  •  Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success. – Jane McGonigal
  • Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. –  Nelson Mandela   
  • I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney
  • Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism. – Twyla Tharpe
  • If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. – Oscar Wilde
  • Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. – Ambrose Pierce

All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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