Maybe I should begin by actually or really defining the word itself that is Optimism, which is a noun, a doing word.
Well optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future. The term is originally derived from the Latin optimum, meaning “best”. Being optimistic, in the typical sense of the word, ultimately means one expects the best possible outcome from any given situation. This is usually referred to in psychology as dis-positional optimism.
There is a common idiom that defines optimism and its opposite that is pessimism, that of a glass half full of water. The Optimist see the glass half full while the pessimist sees the glass not full but half empty!
There is a core reason today that i feel inspired by the power of optimism. To me first and foremost, an optimist or an individual who expects the ‘best possible outcome’ needs to be a very patient person in a very hostile and competitive environment. Being and optimistic person does not neglect the reality of life and the activities in it. In business, relationships and en devours, a positive attitude goes a long way in bringing forward the best of us as people and seeing the good in others, literally living ‘the glass half full’ life. I am one of those people who believe in the power of optimism. I can never imagine where i will be without this feeling. I have a great family, an adoring girlfriend and super friends, and all this people, in a very special way always saw the good in me and never gave up or give up on me.
I can be very random, mainly depending on what i do, my work is in data base administration and web development plus design. This basically means my mind is always coming up with many ideas, and also gets bored really fast. Adding to all this I am an entrepreneur who want to build a really dynamic brand and also help others nature concepts in technology for commerce.
In entrepreneurship, optimism is the SI unit for resilience and progress. Now mix my work and my personal relationships and you have a really weird cocktail that has to taste right, so the mixing has to be meticulous or i will mess with the taste and nothing will be palatable.
The secret ingredient in this is OPTIMISM.
Everyday, we are faced by a myriad of challenges, at work and at home. some of this change us or break us inside and we may deal with some of them irrationally. The situations can become either too emotional to handle, for us and the ones around us. This leads to errors and mistakes and obvious guilt.
how can we overcome this?
We can overcome the repercussion of challenges by seeing the good in us, and also the good in those around us. We need to understand that a situation can be rectified and modified to give better results in character or performance.
[su_quote cite=”peter kivuti” url=”https://twitter.com/nimimikivuti”]A coin always has the other side, sometimes its heads, other times tails.[/su_quote]
I welcome new knowledge and wisdom as I interact with persons on a day to day basis and also as i work on my craftsmanship in commerce and creative arts. I also sometimes need to be reminded that things do not have to go according to my plan or the fact that i give an ultimatum on how certain issues should be handled, does not really have to be so. Forcing your results and refusing to accept outcomes can defer can really damage your optimism and guilt and self pity will overwhelm you and eventually burying that optimism that is actually supposed to keep you moving and hoping for better.
[su_quote cite=”peter kivuti” url=”https://twitter.com/nimimikivuti”]when we go wrong, it is critical we accept it and try to rectify, as we rectify this wrongs or de-bug errors of conduct, behavior or work, we exercise optimism, it means that inside us we believe in a better outcome, a desirable or winning result.[/su_quote]
As we begin this week, I would really like to inspire with optimism to everyone who want to improve or make a better result of a current situation on any field, because at the end of the day, everything we put our minds and our hands too, we want it to prosper, and because of variables in the equation that can pose a few challenges, I think we should always have that positive thought, the optimism that we can succeed to be a better people.
I will leave you with a poetry by: Christian D. Larson
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 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.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Have an Optimistic week!