At the beginning of a New Year most people feel optimistic that the year to come will be better than the one that has just passed even if the optimism only lasts for a short while. Some people are always optimistic and always see the bright side of situations and of life. It is better for us all to be optimistic rather than pessimistic, even if some times the odds seemed stacked against you.
Optimism opens a door in difficult and even apparently hopeless situations. No matter what the crisis, an optimist maintains the outlook that it is a sign, there will be a silver lining somewhere, a message of learning or it is just time for a different way of thinking, or of doing things. … Sometimes the sign for change has to be very clear even harsh, to make us wake up, think and act, we can all, at times live in denial.
Of course if we lack optimism and become a pessimist and do not take or listen to the signal to act or move on and step forward into change, then resentment, anger or even desperation will emerge and you will stay where you are. I am sure you have heard the saying ‘Forever the Optimist’ there is nothing wrong in that, so as the New Year progresses and resolutions you made slip through your fingers, stay optimist and start each day with a smile and think of it as another new beginning and a time to move again