Over the years I’ve written and spoken about optimism often, and whether it is something we are just born with, or like resilience, if it can also be a choice.
I still believe it’s a choice, and is worth the effort it sometimes takes.
In a blog Optimism and Dementia, published a couple of years ago, I shared a quote:
“Optimism is important in people who are going to move history forward.”
Are you the type of person who will move history forward? I’d like to be.
If you’re not convinced that working to be optimistic is worth it, think about who you like spending time with.
Do they uplift you, and are they uplifting?
Or are they negative and hard work to be with?
I know what type of person I’d rather be, and I’m glad the effort to be an optimist has been easier due to having been born one!