What to do to have a successful and fulfilling life?

7. Practice optimism

If you are not at least 80% of your time optimistic, you need to roll up your sleeves and start training optimism. It’s the same as everything in life. If you want to get a sexy body, you need to train; if you’re going to learn a new language, you need to practice….. Training, practice and perseverance-this is the key to the desired result.

It is true; however, that optimism is partly genetic, part learned. Even if you are born into a family of pessimists, you can become a strong optimist. Yes, it takes a lot more work than if you were born into an optimistic family. With an iron will and hard work, anything is possible. 98% of athlete’s success is part of extremely hard work and only 2% talent. So no one can have any excuse. 

I think this quote will be most appropriate for those at the very bottom in terms of optimism.

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.
(Christine Caine) 

There is something else important in all this. Look around.
One old quote says: Show me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.

Your current friends are an image of you 
and are 100% your choice.

My message with this quote is this: if you are in the company of pessimists, you have little chance of success and to become an optimistic person. 

My recommendation:  

Make the first step to a bright future,
find optimistic people, and socialize with them. 

You will see how life is better if optimism prevails in your world. 

LoVe, Rachel