Hello SOTGC community,
Every once in a while, I come across a quote that speaks to me ever so profoundly. The Optimist’s Creed is one of those quotes. It was first published in 1912 by Christian D. Larson, a highly influential early New Thought leader and author. Larson believed that people have tremendous dormant powers which could be harnessed for success with the proper attitude. I hope the Optimist’s Creed inspires you to be the best you – you can be, whether it’s on the job or across your life. Read it often, post it where you can see it every day, and even recite it out loud.
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 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.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Christian D. Larson, from the book: Your Forces and How To Use Them
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Here’s to your success!