I was having a conversation with a colleague about optimism. This got me thinking about a couple of things I’m optimistic about.
I am bullishly optimistic about a couple of things:
– If you work hard, stay focused and dedicated, good things always lie ahead.
– The best times ALWAYS lie ahead. I believe that today will better than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today.
– You never peak. In fact, like U2 believed, you are always ‘arriving’ as a phenomenon.
– If you are building things for others… even if you don’t manage to change the world as you imagined it, you definitely changed yourself and made a dent that you likely cannot even see.
There is probably a few more on the ‘bullish’ list. But, these 3 things I strongly believe.
Optimism, at the end of the day, is a world view after all. It is a preference. It is a belief system we pick. And this is how my belief system works.
I have come to believe that beliefs have the power to change more than we give them credit for.
Think Nelson Mandela. Think Martin Luther King Jr. Think Henry Ford.
We spend a lot of time ‘doing’ things and I find it is vital to think about what we believe every once a while.
The ‘What’ derives itself from the ‘Why’ at the end of the day.
Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering or doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not as you have planned, but that is just how it is meant to be.