Can I Choose to be an Optimist?
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Last night I was watching David Venable on QVC, and he was espousing his philosophy of positive thinking and optimism. He surely SEEMS positive and optimistic! He said he chooses optimism every day--and that made me think about choosing it myself. The past couple of days I have been feeling low because of some challenges at work. These particular issues don't play to my strengths and, being human, I am very far from perfect. I feel responsible, even though thinking logically I can see that I'm not. My employer needs to change some structures to fix this, and I don't know if they're going to do it. But I want to take a page from David's book today; I want to be positive and let these worries go. I want to assign the responsibility where it belongs and do the next right thing. Can I choose to be an optimist? Can I really expect good things and move forward with the expectation that things will get sorted out? Hide and watch . . . I'm going to give it my best shot!