7 Things Optimists do Differently That You Should Always Consider ...

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If your goal is to learn how to have a more positive outlook on life, I must tell you that there are in fact a few things optimists do differently. They are things you could do too, since optimism is not an inborn trait but a skill you can develop with a bit of hard work and with a lot of patience. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology said in his book “Learned Optimism” that “One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.” He is absolutely correct, because you can actually choose to think in a more positive way and to see the good in every situation. I also love this famous quote by Winston Churchill who said that “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Basically, it’s all up to you; you choose if you want to be happier and enjoy the things you have or if you let yourself be overwhelmed by your negativity. So, here are a few things optimists do differently that you should always consider if you want to live a healthier and happier life:

1. They Are Grateful for What They Have

One of the most important things optimists do differently is the fact that they are always grateful for what they have and they really appreciate all the wonderful things in their lives. Now, don’t get me wrong. They do have to face a lot of challenges and they also have their ups and down. They just don’t get discouraged so quickly and they always find the strength to overcome all difficulties by focusing on the beautiful things in their lives instead of obsessing over their hardships and instead of constantly worrying about their responsibilities. I’m sure you all know that famous saying: “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”.

They Make the Most of Every Opportunity
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