“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Positive attitude really help a person to face any situation I would like to add the story , One of the story goes like this….
Edison was in the process of inventing his well known invention-the incandescent lamp.The headache in this process is to find a suitable material that glows on heating.He was trying a lot of combinations to suite his need but in vain(it is a pity tungston was not popular in those days)our man is not going to give up.But his assistant was not as optimistic as Edison.One fine day he asked Edison with total loss of hope what on earth he was trying to do and how does he intend to find the right substance in this way.Edison replied “By checking these hundreds of compounds,i have eliminated the substances that does not glow.So i would soon be able to find the right substance in this way”.He does not mean what he literaly said.But this is an optimistic way of looking at things.Consider you have a glass containing some water.An optimistic person will be happy that it is half filled with water and a pessimistic person will be disappointed that it is half empty.Optimism is the only way of converting failure to success.
More of Edison and optimism stories to come later….
I am adding some of my favorite paragraphs by Christian D. Larson which really helps in keep moving enthusiastically
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To think only the best,to work only for the best
and to expect only the best.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
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.”
So we should always keep positive attitude in life and be optimistic. It not only helps in professional life but also enriches our personal life and motivates us to keep moving whatever be the situation. Keep smiling…….