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October 20, 2022

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

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Today's positivity quote features a profound thought from Helen Keller - “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” There is a lot packed into it so let’s break it down one piece at a time.

First is the word ‘optimism’. There’s an important distinction between optimism and positivity. Positivity is choosing to see the present moment in a more favorable way, whereas optimism is choosing to see the future in a more favorable way. This suggests that optimism is just sustained positivity over time, through all of life’s circumstances.

Optimism is simply a perspective that causes you to consistently see things in a positive way, and your perspective is your choice. It's within your power to frame anything to mean whatever you want it to in your life! When you choose to see the world positively naturally you start to act in a positive way as a natural byproduct of the energy. And taking action is the mechanism for creating results in life.

That’s how this whole quote ties together, and how optimism translates into achievement: Choice leads to action leads to results. 

Being optimistic helps you to feel inspired and capable of achieving what you want to, and it gives you the fuel you need to pursue it! In that way optimism is faith. It’s the positive expectancy of a desirable result. Our brains are always evaluating trade offs to see what’s worth our time and energy, and if something isn’t seen as worthwhile it will shut the idea down and prevent you from taking action at all. 

But faith overrides that process and gives you a reason to take action. It catalyzes the process and helps you take action despite setbacks and adversity. 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement,” so take care of your mindset, control the conversation in your head, and master your emotions to create the success you dream of! And to make it actionable, you can start right now by reflecting on this question - What are you positively expecting for yourself and your future?

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