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October 10, 2013

Motivation, Ten Minute Trainer

Weekly Motivation Message

10MinTrainer_longFor a very short time you can get Tony Horton’s 10 Minutes Trainer and SAVE $20 – only until Oct 20, so act fast!!  We are putting together a new challenge group starting Nov 4th to help everyone get through the holidays – get your program or challenge pack soon so that you can join the group!

Enjoy this week’s motivation message – how do you see yourself??

Just the way you see it….

 An optimist is one who sees
an opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist is one who sees
a difficulty in every opportunity.

-L.P. Jacks

Like most things in life, the difference between optimism and pessimism is merely a point of view. From one point of view, a situation is a “problem.” From the other point of view, it’s a “challenge.”  From one view, a person is “stubborn;” From the other side, the same person is “tenacious.” A person can be considered “reserved” or “closed-up,” “diligent” or “single-minded,” “open to change” or “flighty.”

More than we realize, whether someone is considered positive or negative is largely due to our own observations, not the person him or herself. What may be considered an attribute to one pair of eyes is considered a detriment to another person.

To the optimist, the world is a place full of opportunity and excitement. An optimist sees the opportunities around him or her, and since he or she sees opportunity where others cannot, it gives them an edge. People like this see the challenges, of course, but the rewards and possibilities quickly overcome any challenges that may arise.

Pessimists, on the other hand, are usually blind to opportunity. They miss the opportunities that arise largely because they can’t envision them. They are so bound up in the “can’t do” mentality that they miss the wonderful things that are right in front of their noses.

One person sees the cloud and sees the silver lining. The other person sees the cloud and only sees how it obscures the sun.

Fortunately, most of us can learn to become more optimistic. It takes a bit of work, but at its core is learning to realize that our attitude is everything in our outlook.


Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson. 

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