Friday 25 March 2011

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Optimism Vs Pessimism

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Does it really make a difference? I think it makes a huge difference in the quality of your life. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, & one the stars.
Optimism can lead to accomplishment. If you think something is possible, you will generally work harder to achieve it. Believing in the positive allows you to feel good about life in general. The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser. Being optimistic can lead to an overall mood of happiness, and enjoyment in life. While most optimists understand that not everything works out as planned, they recognize that some good can come from the unexpected.
Pessimism can lead to defeat and despair. A pessimist is a man who looks both ways before crossing a one way street. When you are doubtful about your success, you tend not to try as hard - which then leads to failure. A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. Approaching everyday tasks with a negative attitude quickly leads to a negative outlook on life.
I don’t think many cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things. I think it is this positive upbeat attitude that allows us to be productive and love the work we do. I truly believe that our optimistic attitude is what provides us with our sense of fulfillment, and improves our overall quality of life.
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! Winston Churchill once said, “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”.

We all have moments of optimism and pessimism; what it comes down to is how the scale is tipped. Is your cup half full or half empty? One should realize that when it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

So from here on, when you face any challenge in life just say

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