Call it wishful thinking, call me a dreamer, or call it what you will but I am a certifiable optimist. Let me rephrase that, “I am an eternal optimist in a somewhat pessimistic world!”
In light of all the insurmountable odds stacked against me in whatever I’m undertaking, I always see an opportunity for the best thing to happen and hope for it to come to fruition.
That may sound like arrogance or being a bit too confident but I feel that it’s much better to be that way than to think negatively of the circumstance. Thinking of all the things that could go wrong tends to impede our progress and changes our mindset from a “can do” to a “can’t.”
I’d rather come from a place where I believe that it can happen or possibly could happen. Having a semblance of hope drives us to do our best. Just knowing that we have a chance to attain our dreams, get that job, be accepted into that prestigious college, whatever…makes us all the more enthusiastic.
There’s a bounce to our step, a gleam in our smile, a twinkle in our eyes that exude positivity. In our current time, we need to have a strong belief that some good will come from our hard work and efforts.
Granted not all things happen like we wish it to, in my case it’s a majority of the time, but it serves as a reminder that it’s better to try and fail than to do nothing.
What drives me to be eternally optimistic is my internal fountain of hope; that gives me the sheer strength to endure. Just knowing that I won’t fail all the time is ammunition for me. If I just don’t give up and go that extra mile, maybe just maybe I’ll achieve my goal.
I try to have a kid’s outlook on life where everything’s attainable. Children are not jaded, children have no limits, children see a straight line to their goals. Unbridled optimism guides their path without regard for the chiming in of the adult’s skepticism.
We should all just make an attempt to stick with something and see through it till the end…who knows, it might be productive or we could’ve been on the cusp of attaining it. Regardless, our mindset will change and we’ll see the possibilities in our next endeavor.
Being optimistic is not everyone’s cup of tea, most of the people I know are more logical; they know when it’s time to call it quits and move on. I could do that but it just wouldn’t be me. So I’ll continue to be in this club of one and be that eternal optimist in a pessimistic world.