The Optimist Creed

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your 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 you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you 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.

Declare Yourself

Taken from Matt Fox and his Take on To Kill a Mocking Bird. I like this concept which I feel is easier to agree to than to put into practice. We will see.

You don’t have to defend an innocent man in court to declare yourself.

Stop putting up with half-assed work in your job. From yourself and from others.

Take responsibility for everything that happens to you this week.

Take a stand against deceiving yourself.

It is unpleasant.

We don’t like to do this because it’s always easier to find blame.

It’s easier to be a victim.

Draw a line in the sand for small things. As you reinforce your abilities you increase your power to demand what’s right.

And build your ability to stand, with unwavering conviction, when you need it most.

Eliminate resistance when you take your stand…