Optimist vs Pesimist

May 24th, 2006

“  Have you ever been to an Optimist Club meeting? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a great time. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking for the Optimists a few times and it’s always been a blast.

Since then, I’ve done a little research on optimists and pessimists, and I learned some interesting things…

Optimists are usually the most successful, most influential, happiest and healthiest people in any group. Why? Because it has been proven that you become what you think about most of the time.

Optimists are not born. They are made. Optimists are people who figured out that it didn’t pay to be a pessimist. They just made a decision to stop being pessimistic.

What do optimists think about? They think and talk about what they want and how to get it. They think about how to get where they want to go. Just thinking about their dream, goal, mission, or destination makes them happy. Thinking about the dream gives them energy. It motivates them to take action.

What do pessimists think about? They think and talk about what they don’t want. They dwell on people they don’t like and on problems they are having. The more they think about their problems and their setbacks, the angrier and more negative they become. By focusing on the negative, they attract the things they don’t want to happen into their lives.

Both optimism and pessimism are very contagious states of mind. So don’t hang around the pessimists, they might just infect you.

Optimists brighten up a room when they enter it. Pessimists brighten up a room when they leave it. Which do you want to be? One way will make you more successful. The other will make you less successful. It’s your choice.   “

Ruben Gonzalez

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