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High Octane Optimism.

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January 6, 2004.

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
Colin Powell

There are two basic kinds of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Oh sure, we’re all different and each of us possesses traits and characteristics that are uniquely ours and ours alone. But regardless of whether we acknowledge our proclivities or not, we do tend to lean one direction or the other as it relates to the way we live life and how we view the world around us.

We can be ‘the glass is half full’ champion, where we consistently see a positive charged world brimming with opportunity, hope and prosperity or on the other hand, we can choose to be a ‘glass is half empty’ defeatist who can only see scarcity, despair and hopelessness instead. While each of us has days when we feel a little more ‘up’ or a bit more ‘down’ than usual, by and large we’re basically an optimist or a pessimist.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
Helen Keller

How about you; are you a half full player making the most out of what you have been given or merely a half empty pretender moaning and groaning about what you don’t have or can’t do instead? Hey, let’s face it; in order to bring out your best, you’ve got to constantly fill yourself with high octane optimism — that one-of-a-kind enthusiastic energy that gets you going and keeps you all day long.

Why in the world would you ever give up on life or worse yet, give up on yourself? Worrying about what you don’t have or fretting about the mistakes you’ve made is a needless waste of time and energy, precious resources that could be better used in the passionate pursuit of your dreams. Regardless of how dire your present circumstances may appear at first blush, rest assure you have far more than you’ll ever need to breathe energetic, optimistic life into your dreams — if you’ll simply focus on the brighter side of things.

“Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”
Robert H. Schuller

If you think about it for a moment or two, have you ever known anyone who has brought out their very best by perpetually harboring a negative, down in the dumps, doom and gloom attitude? Not a chance — and why? Because these people never gave themselves a chance to succeed; foolishly electing to fritter away their very best.

Instead of exhibiting a positive attitude, the pessimistic crowd is way too busy complaining about the way the cookie crumbled, grumbling about how the ball bounced and crying over spilt milk to even notice there is a better way to go through life. That’s a mistake you can ill afford to make.

“Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself ... nothing is impossible!”
Norman Vincent Peale

Aren’t there are just too many wonderful times and too many memorable moments out there waiting for you to even consider throwing away even one minute of your life with a pessimistic attitude or negative mood? And wouldn’t you dearly love to make your life everything you’ve dreamed it could become — and possibly more?

I’d like you to close your eyes for a minute and imagine yourself doing all the things you have longed to do, enjoying your life like never before — relishing each and every savory second of living. Go ahead, I want you to allow your emotions to run completely wild and unfettered as you bask in the beauty of a life filled with total happiness and contentment — doing what you love to do day in and day out. I want you to feel the electrically charged energy; I want you to experience firsthand the unbridled excitement. Can you feel it? I mean really, really FEEL it? It feels great, doesn’t it? In fact, doesn’t it feel ‘just right the way you’ve always dreamed that your life should feel?

Now instead of just feeling it, why not wake up and fuel yourself with high octane optimism and make all of your dreams come true?

When you begin anxiously awaiting each new day and the abundant opportunity it presents, you set the table for one truly remarkable, extraordinary adventure after another. An optimist never met a day he or she didn’t look forward to living — and neither should you!

The Bottom Line: Today is your day — so be on your way!

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