“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”― Marcus Aurelius
Be radically optimistic. The way I think about optimism has changed over the past year. I used to think that optimism was about always believing that things were going to get better. Now I see it, much more correctly, I believe, as recognizing why things are already just as they should be. Of course, practicing this isn’t easy. However, the most worthwhile things in life are never easy things. We have to practice optimism by examining ourselves regularly. If my initial reaction is adverse, why might it be incorrect? Why is what happened right now the best thing that could have happened? Why are the challenges that are present right now exactly what was needed? To quote Tony Robbins, “the quality of our life is the quality of our questions.” Are you asking yourself questions that take you thinking about why your life isn’t what you would like it to be? Or are you thinking about why your life is great? There is no better way to guarantee that you will live a good life than by focusing on why it is already.