Today I want to talk about something my friends and I have had several conversations about lately: optimism and outlook. It’s a small thing that can make a world of difference. With the right mindset, there’s really nothing you can’t accomplish. Once you start seeing the opportunities for good or growth in a situation, that’s half the battle, and everything gets a little easier.
One night in my freshman year of college, I was feeling pretty down. I was still adjusting to my spring semester classes, my group of friends was shifting, and I was a tiny bit lonely because I still wasn’t sure who I could call my close friends. I was in need of some inspiration, so I Googled “quotes about being happy.” This Winston Churchill quote was one of the first results. I immediately wrote it down on a sticky note and taped it on my bookshelf.
How do you remind yourself to be optimistic and see the opportunities instead of the difficulties?