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Tycoonism “In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.”

August 10, 2009

Today’s Tycoon-ism is from Carl Sandburg, “”In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.”

There is not one single person who is born with a natural ability to remain positive. It takes work and effort to see the silver lining on the clouds that we encounter; and we must train our thoughts to remain optimistic when we experience challenges. Sustaining a positive attitude can bring success to your personal and professional life.   In order to achieve a positive attitude, we have to make a conscious decision each day to be aware of our thoughts and actions. Everything we do and say must be in accordance with living a fuller, more optimistic life.

There is an endless array of methods for us to choose from in order to go from negative and critical to positive and radiant. The benefits of having a positive attitude are well worth the effort – you’ll be happier and others will enjoy being in your company.

To help you identify what will motivate you to improving your outlook, a few suggestions have been provided.

First, start the day off right by waking up to something soothing and pleasing to your ears. A harsh and loud alarm clock can jar you senseless and put your nerves on edge.

Also, why not give yourself extra time in the morning so that you aren’t feeling rushed and pressured to make it to work or some other activity on time? Wake up a little earlier so that you can enjoy getting ready for the day ahead.  Next, try to keep your mind focused on your positive goals for the day. Avoid watching the news or reading the newspapers which are usually filled with items that are depressing.

Make it a habit to take care of your health by eating a balanced diet and staying clear of artificial stimulants. Also, be sure to get some form of physical exercise on a daily basis. While you are going about your day, try to assume the best of every person and situation that you encounter. Don’t allow yourself to fall prey to perfectionism. Remember that no one is perfect; just because you didn’t reach a goal, it doesn’t mean you failed. Learn from your mistakes and move forward.

And lastly, remember to focus on the unlimited possibilities that the future holds. Don’t dwell on past mistakes – they cannot be changed no matter how much you try.  Living your life with a positive attitude is not the easiest thing to do, but it certainly can be one of the most rewarding. Make a promise to yourself today to become your most optimistic self ever and begin reaping the rewards.

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