Do you remember when you were a kid? Do you remember how you used to feel when you were beaming with youthful optimism? It’s such a wonderful feeling. It’s a feeling of freedom, an uplifting feeling that life is good and you’re here to enjoy it to the fullest.
It’s not ‘the good old days’ that you desire; it’s the mental state of unconquerablity that you yearn to experience once again. Such moments still come to you, but they don’t last. Well, here’s the good news: the feeling of youthful optimism can be regained and retained!
What do you have to do to regain youthful optimism?
Be receptive to ideas that inspire you. Repeat the ideas to yourself until you begin to feel comfortable with them. “I am marvelously made and destined to win at whatever I set my mind to.” That is a great idea to claim is true about you. Begin claiming it now. You’ll be surprised at what a little meaningful repetition will do.
Suspect that there’s a wonderful world right around the corner for you to discover. Become enchanted with that idea. Guess what? It’s true. A wonderful world is waiting for you.
How do you retain youthful optimism?
Choose an ‘alert pause’ before nervously reacting to the next negative circumstance that confronts you. Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?” before concluding, “That really sucks.” The question offers opportunity for positive reflection, which feeds into positive optimism.
Catch yourself whining, blaming and complaining, and let it all go. Stop screaming “NO.” That’s what causes overwhelm, which is what kills youthful optimism. Make it your aim to inquire into the process easy flow. Now ask, “What should I do next?” and you will know.
The above tips may seem like small matters, but they are amazingly effective for breaking free from pessimism so you can return to that youthful optimism.