The Case For Optimism – Part II
Earlier this week I talked about The Case for Optimism. Here are five ways to pump optimism into your life stream:
- Inspire Everyone You Touch.
Inspiration-out has a direct relationship to inspiration-in. Can you imagine the high Nelson Mandela was on when after 27 years in jail he liberated his people from apartheid? Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!
- Think Again.
If you think you know everything, you’ll miss out on life. Rekindle your curiosity, and take the long way home like a Hemingway character. You may discover something.
- Start Something New Every Month of Your Life.
I took up blogging in my ripe middle-age. It’s been like rocket fuel. What I’ve learned from my global audience has been invigorating.
- Kid-Test Yourself.
What would your five-year-old self think about your life today? Let your heart not your head decide what you’re doing this weekend and you’ll have a good one.
- Do What You Love, Forever.
Bill Shankly summed up career choice when he said: “Football’s not a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that”.