Sunday, November 25, 2012
Because optimism attracts opportunity, maintaining a hopeful outlook helps draw positive prospects into our lives. People tend to focus on worst-case scenarios, ostensibly to prepare themselves for what the future may bring. However, our thoughts are the seeds from which our lives grow and take shape. Optimistic thoughts will lead us to seek out the people and activities that will become the building blocks of the life we desire. When we are focused on the eventual realization of a bright and fulfilling future, we will be more apt to recognize the steps we must take to attain such a future. A hopeful attitude can serve as an everlasting source of encouragement. The optimism that takes root in our souls today will help craft the life of our dreams.
So let that strong sense of optimism well up within you today as you review your plans for the future. Feel encouraged by recent successes and, as a result, more confident in your capabilities. Whereas once you might have considered all that can go wrong, you are now likely focused wholeheartedly on your positive expectations. You can make the most of this optimism by using it as inspiration when you visualize your future accomplishments. Thinking about what you hope to achieve as if it has already occurred can help you create the future you desire with a minimum of strife. Should you find yourself plagued by pessimistic thoughts today, simply remember that your thoughts can have a profound effect on your ability to apply yourself enthusiastically to your goal-oriented tasks.