The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. – J. Harold Wilkins

Fri, Oct 28, 2011

Dry Cleaning Marketing

This is inspiration Friday!

What other way is there to be? Would you rather be a pessimist? What will that get you? Being a pessimist will get you no where. I’ve never met a pessimist I liked. I never met a pessimist that had a successful business.

You might not be a pessimist, but you probably have some pessimistic moments (like I do) in your life. How do you rid yourself of those and keep an optimistic outlook? I’ll tell you what I do and what others around me do that I consider successful.

1. ONLY hang out with other optimistic people. Pessimists are energy vampires. They suck you dry and you have a very hard time getting your energy back. Here’s the test: if you feel energized after you’re with someone, keep them. If you don’t, get rid of them.

2. If you read the newspaper and watch the news–STOP! This might be a tough one for you. I started this early in my life and it’s normal for me. And I’ve since found out that others I hang around with do the same thing. You might start by scanning the headlines without reading them. And here’s how I look at it, if something in the news is affecting me, someone close to me will let me know. I read the sports and business sections and I only watch news on TV that has to do with that.

If you start out just doing these two things, your pessimism will start to dissipate. You’ll find yourself being more and more optimistic.

I hope you put this to work. It can only help.

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