Do you want to live a happy and fulfilled life? Do you want the joy of positive emotions coursing through your veins every day? If so, then it’s time for some more words on inspiring optimism.
What is optimistic thinking?
Being optimistic is simply a mindset. But that doesn’t mean it’s a simple thing to adopt. Optimistic thinking is a way of ‘seeing’ things in life. It’s hoping for the best and seeing the opportunity in everything. Looking for the good rather than the bad.
What are some optimistic quotes?
Optimistic quotes can help encourage the mindset of optimism and to see the best in situations. If you want to be more optimistic in life, the following collection of quotes will help. Read through them and see which ones resonate with you personally:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston S. Churchill
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” Roy T. Bennett
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” Nicholas M. Butler
“Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful.” Martin Seligman
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr
“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” Winston S. Churchill
“Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” Norman Cousins
“Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.” Victor Hug
“If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.” Oscar Wilde
“An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again.” Harvey Mackay
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” Richard M. DeVos
“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” Roy T. Bennett
“When you have vision, it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” Charles R. Swindoll
“I say looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody.” Jenny Han
“I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenon. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.” Matthew Williamson
“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Harry S. Truman
“You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.” Roy T. Bennett
“Pessimism never won any battle.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” Lucille Ball
“The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.” Brian May
“You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head on.” Goldie Hawn
“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” Denis Waitley
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” Colin Powell
“The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.” Margery Allingham
“Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.” Kathleen A. Brehony
“Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues. Just the word ‘blue’ in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to most people.” David Carson
“A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn’t afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don’t always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else.” Eva Chen
Lastly, while not a quote, the following ‘creed’ of optimism is inspiring and a great motto to use on the path to a more optimistic mindset:
The Optimist Creed
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Source: Optimist International
The Benefits of Being More Optimistic
The benefits of being optimistic include a more positive outlook on life, better mental and emotional health, increased resistance to stressors such as physical illness or injury and higher self esteem which can lead to higher levels of achievement in life. In general, studies have found that optimists are happier than people who always expect the worst to happen.
So attempt to find the silver lining in every situation, because there’s always some good to be found, even if it takes a while to find it.
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