The Optimist Creed


The Optimist Creed

Originally published in the 1912 edition of ‘Your Forces and How to Use Them’ by Christian D. Larson.

I’ve found this to be very inspiring and is worth reading every morning and evening. Enjoy!

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 worthwhile 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 expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be to 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 word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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Jason’s Weekly Inspirational Quote – June 20th

Happy Friday June 20th. Here is your weekly inspirational quote.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
~ Darrell Royal

Have you ever heard people say ‘he’s so lucky, he’s got a beautiful wife, kids and the perfect career’ or ‘I can’t believe how lucky some people are, they seem to get whatever they want without a struggle’.

Truth is, luck has nothing to do with it. I personally don’t believe in the word luck because in reality it gives us a false sense of security. Luck is similar to hope. People who use the term ‘luck’ in their vocabulary more than often also use the term ‘hope’ or ‘hopefully’. I’ve observed that those individuals who use the terms ‘luck’ or ‘hope’ rely on it way to much and don’t take the necessary steps towards achieving their goals.

The above quote from Texas College Football Coach Darrell Royal explains it best. ‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity’.

But what does this quote really mean?

To me it means that if you have a goal and you take the appropriate steps to increase the skills required to achieve that goal, you will be given the opportunity either by someone who sees your potential or the universe as a whole to accomplish that goal. In essence you are put in a position to take full advantage of opportunities when they come knocking at your door.

Darrell Royal was a Texas College Football Coach who won three National Championships in the 1960’s and was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

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