How to Become an Optimist

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anais Nin

One of the most common questions people ask me via email is how to become more of an optimist.

So this week I'd simply like to share three habits that can help you to get started with that.

I use these myself just about every day to stay optimistic in pretty much any situation.

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How to Live a Happy Life: 10 Things to Say Yes to Starting Today

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb

Saying no is often the easier way out.

When you say no you can safely stay within your comfort zone. You don’t have to fear failing or being rejected.

The scary unknown and sometimes difficult change can be avoided.

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10 Things to Do on Days When You Just Want to Give Up

Dont Give Up

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Some days are light and filled with inspiration. Some days are simply routine.

And on some days you may think to yourself: “I give up”.

You may feel like just giving up on…

  • Your new habit of working out or eating healthier.
  • Your own small business or blog because you haven’t had the results you expected or wanted.
  • Truly feeling better about yourself.
  • Dating because you can’t seem to find the right person or maybe even have a good date at all.

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101 Quotes About Change (to Help You Live Your Best Life)

101 Quotes About Change (to Help You Live Your Best Life)

Today I'd like to share the best and most powerful quotes about change.

Because change is inevitable. Sometimes it surprises and tackles us on a regular Tuesday afternoon.

At other times we may simply realize that a change is needed to live a happier, less stressful or more successful life.

So in this post you'll find 101 of the most helpful and thought-provoking quotes about dealing with change and about making a change happen in your own life.

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