The Importance of Optimism

No matter your situation, there is always something you can control. And that is your attitude. Your mindset and your beliefs will shape how you respond to any situation.

Here are some inspiring quotes to live by.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”  ~William James

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”  ~Winston Churchill

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.”  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”  ~Hugh Downs

And finally, “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”  ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995

The next time you struggle with a seemingly impossible situation, remember that you can always have control of your attitude. And with that you can respond properly to any situation.