“Life truly is a journey, and the less baggage we carry the easier the ride.” ~ Wally Amos
Ideally, conventional phonetics would have called this out as Optimism V Pessimism. That being said, ideal is only wishful thinking. Better get used to shock and awe.
A posture. A stance. A position. About what to expect.
A response(or reaction) to external events or triggers.
But if we can be thoughtful about optimism as a tactic, the focus and energy it brings can solve problems that others might simply walk away from. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Our pessimism might not be an accurate diagnosis of the past. Baggage carried forward. It might simply be a way we’re using to produce a future we’re not happy with.
“What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.”
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
Sounds very contrarian but rings true what Leo Tolstoy quoted in War and Peace ” The Two Most Powerful Warriors are Patience and Time “.
Time: it’s free, it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it!
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once lost, you can never get it back.
Either you are using time. Or it’s using you. You can watch the clock, but if you do that, it’s watching you.
Clocks have an agenda. They were never a part of the natural human condition. They are a recent invention of the Industrial Age. And the very fact that they have an alarm built is a clue. Rings a bell?
It’s definitely possible to put time to good use. But, if we are without a compass and a goal, we can find it using us.
Whenever you are stuck searching for the optimal question to ask, remember, ‘ Getting started changes everything ‘- and the time to start is NOW.
The invention of the calendar was to keep the outside world at bay and reclaim the agency we lost– to respond instead of to react.
There’s reason to be aweptimistic– and nothing better than tomorrow! To embark on the ‘ journey to better ‘.