The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Believe in the Possibility

Jul
14

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There are times when I can’t see my way out of a situation. While considering possible outcomes, I end up creating more roadblocks for myself. It gets so frustrating I would just rather wallow in my misery than face another roadblock. Misery breeds negativity and I’m trying so hard not to find comfort in my pessimistic nature. Here’s the thing. Negativity won’t get me anywhere. What will get me out of that situation is so simple and requires absolutely no manual work.

Believe that it’s possible.

That’s it. The hardest part is believing in the possibility that a positive outcome can happen. Once I adopted a positive mindset, the roadblocks dissipated. A positive mindset gives way to a clear mind and that is the driving force behind finding a solution. Sounds like a no-brainer, but when you’re a pessimist, this feels damn near impossible. All you have to do is try…

…then stand back and watch shit happen.

 

Optimism: Key to Success

Mar
06

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The purpose of this blog is to help me become more optimistic, which is a challenge in itself. On the other hand, adopting an optimistic outlook has counteracted the crippling fear that kept success from my reach.

How?

The pessimist sees all the roadblocks standing in the way of success. The biggest roadblock being failure. Nothing gets accomplished with failure at the helm. Once I learned to see the roadblocks not as roadblocks, but as the steps to success, the impossible became possible.

Jackpot!

 

(Im)patiently Waiting

Aug
08
good things come to those who wait

good things come to those who wait (Photo credit: Mink)

I was listening to “Those Who Wait” by Daley and my mind started thinking.

Do good things really come to those who wait?

The “Tortoise and the Hare” approach that I was taught as a child places emphasis on hard work and persistence. Theoretically this approach pays off, however, there is a slight drawback:  patience is the key to success.

Yeah…about that. I have an untraceable about of patience. It’s a character flaw that I’m not necessarily proud of, but I accept it. We all have flaws right? In my case, being constantly disappointed by people has left me extremely independent with a zero-tolerance policy for bullsh*t.

When you want things done at a certain time and in a certain fashion, having to patiently wait on someone to do it can be as pleasant as nails on a chalkboard. Trying to change for the better is difficult, especially when you have to now fill that empty glass of water. The next time I feel the urge to just “do it myself”, I’m just going to quietly sing the song that inspired this post.

MsWalton

 

 

Edited November 23, 2014

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