Mitigate Midlife Challenges by …

… Being More Optimistic!

Many of life’s greatest achievements unfold through the can-do attitude that comes from optimism. As Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” It’s that attitude that led him to patent over 1,000 inventions including the light bulb.

You can choose to become more optimistic by increasing your awareness of your negative self-talk and changing it to something more positive. Try to see the best in people and situations every day.  This may be difficult at first but the more often you do it, the easier it will become. Keep in mind that you are only human and are going to face challenges.  View these as learning experiences that will help you grow and evolve as a human being. The key is to learn from the past, apply that knowledge to the present and be optimistic about what the future holds.

So remember that an optimistic attitude …

  • May help reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and other causes, according to many studies
  • Enables you to take risks, innovate, communicate, and be creative
  • Makes you more productive and allows you to achieve greater things
  • Helps you reach peak performance, while creating a can-do culture around you
  • Allows more of your brilliance to shine through
  • Helps you release negative events rather than internalizing them
  • Gives you more confidence and hope in the future so that you are more ready to take risks and cope with failure
  • Lets you positively influence your environment
  • Gives you the ability to accept change and view life through the lens of “the glass is half full” rather then half empty

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