Thursday, October 11, 2012
"12 Days of Optimism" Introduction and Day 1: Peace of Mind
Welcome to "12 Days of Optimism"! I will be posting 12 short daily lessons to help put you in a more optimistic attitude in your life. This is based off the "Optimist's Creed" by Christian D. Larson. I became aware of this through the website for "The Secret". You can locate a printable version of the whole creed on their website. Christian D. Larson was one of the most prominent new thought authors of the early 1900s. He was very big into promoting the power of the mind and how in control of our thoughts we were. This creed was part of his work "Your Forces and How To Use Them" in 1912.
So please enjoy these 12 lessons and really try to apply them to your daily life. I would be grateful as well if you would share the links and messages around your Facebook and other social media sites. I just ask you please credit them to this blog. Thank you and enjoy!
"I promise myself...to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind."
As we have talked about many times on this blog, we are in control of what we think and how we react to the situations around us. This first part of the creed refers to being so mentally strong and at peace with who you are as a person that you don't need the judgment or outside situation to prove who you are. Understand the true value that you are to yourself and the world around you. Know that you are worth it and by feeling that way that you will attract good situations and people into your life.
Peace of mind is not always easy to achieve when it seems the world is coming down around you. But you need to remember that you are the one that reacts to things and causes them to be a negative or positive impact on you. If you go into a situation with the confidence that you can handle it, it won't get the best of you and you will remain strong.