Optimist or Pessimist?

Optimist!…. No… Pessimist!… No… Indecisive to both?

I don’t hi-five and whoop my way through the day, but I don’t clunk my way through, shackled to the woes of despair either.

This topic caught my interest on the daily post today. It’s relevant to me. I would say that at the moment I’m generally an optimist. Because I’m choosing to be. It’s not always very easy, but it’s always possible.

Optimism hasn’t got to where he is today without the help of some of his friends though. Optimism would be nothing without his best drinking buddies by his side, Faith & Belief. They are the ones who keep buying you a full pint at the bar. They don’t want you to ponder over ‘half full or half empty’. They want you to have a full pint.

Determination, focus, nerve, courage, hope and confidence aren’t innocent in this either. In fact, they’re all in it together. A posse. A force to be reckoned with.

The brothers Pessimist and Doubt are usually kicking about in the same pub, along with their motley crew.It’s a free world, they’re allowed to. They’re always willing to buy you a pint too, but they expect to drink half of it first before giving it to you.

Sometimes you’ll let them, because it’s easier than challenging them.

Sometimes it’s OK to do that. Optimism won’t be offended, he knows in the long run, he can offer you more, because deep down you do too. He just hopes you realise it.

I started the year with three very clear personal goals in mind. I’m optimistic that I’ll achieve all three. They won’t fall in my lap. I know that I’ve got a lot of hard work in front of me if I want to achieve them…. And I’m prepared to do it.

  • The wheels are in motion for goal number one
  • The wheels are just being screwed on for goal number two
  • The wheel has not been invented yet for goal number three

I’m not worried though, they’ll all happen, because I’ve got Faith and Belief buying me pints. Full ones.

I won’t set the whole world on fire with them, that’s not my intention. But in the small patch of it that I can call my own, I’ve got the matches…


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve Walters
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 01:46:59

    Making me smile as usual!!!

    And might I add, how you is that post… measuring things in Pints. šŸ™‚

    Call me slow, but, I was a little confused with what were the 3 goals?
    Having re-read it, I note you say ‘personal’ goals. You don’t have to share if they’re too personal, but I’m intrigued… Is Goal no.3 ‘get Steve that ‘Limited Edition Lamborghini Reventon’ he’s always fancied’?


    • bethanage
      Feb 01, 2011 @ 07:59:04

      Ha! Thought you might like the measuring in pints…… Gives me justification for having one!

      Ah, yes… My 3 goals. I’ll probably post about them from time to time and WHEN they happen, they’ll be on here.
      As you and Bec know me well, you can probably guess 2 of them, but the 3rd.. well… You’ve got me.. It is a limited edition Lamborghini Reventon, although I have just had to google it to know what I’m looking for. I’ll keep my eye out in autotrader!


  2. aquatom1968
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 19:57:24

    I like this post!

    You can’t go wrong with faith and belief! Here’s to hearing all about your goals… very soon! šŸ˜€


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