Something happened this weekend. Something that made me feel a little sad and bitter. But this something’s details aren’t worth blogging about because they’ll just trigger negativity and self-doubt. And who would want such pessimistic feelings? In a world where chaos and conflict seem to sprout anywhere at anytime, optimism is a cherished weapon.
To somehow get a shred of positivity, I grabbed my copy of “The Secret” from my bed side table. How apt that the Saturday and Sunday entries were Christian D. Larson‘s “The Optimist’s Creed”.
Who’s Christian D. Larson? According to sites I’ve read on him, he is the man tagged as a great New Thought leader and author. He believed that we, humans, have the ability to achieve success through the proper attitude.
The Optimist’s Creed.
I promise myself…
- To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
- To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
- To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
- To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
- To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
- To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
- To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
- To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
- To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
- To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
- To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
- To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
I have to admit, after reading Mr. Larson’s creed, I felt a little guilty that I’ve been selfish, a coward and too negative. It seems that feeling and thinking badly is easier than the opposite but it’s sooo draining. The opposite will be much better and much more rewarding. I’m promising myself to work on my thoughts and attitude on life. I’ll make sure that I am moving forward and if I do feel stuck, I’ll climb up the pitfall with much persistence and determination. Sure, there will always be the inevitable bouts of depression and the series of rants; but I will work on getting back up, keeping my head up high and challenging myself to become a better person. All these, I promise myself. 😛