Optimism is the faith that
leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without
hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller
hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could have the optimism of a young child all the time. He’s so happy to go fishing. And even though he’s never caught a fish; he believes he’ll catch one any minute. As we get older; sometimes we lose that childlike optimism because experience has taught us that you don’t always catch a fish. I think the key to remaining optimistic is to never give up. Keep fishing even on the bad days.
When my kids were growing up, I always told them they could be anything they wanted to be and do anything they wanted to do. I tried hard to always provide a positive example by showing them that you could accomplish almost anything with a little (or a lot) of hard work. Today, I found myself repeating almost the same words to my 8-year-old grandson. I hope I can instill the same optimism for this next generation.
What helps you remain optimistic even on those difficult days?
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