Optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
– Google Dictionary definition
A competitor with an optimistic outlook hopes that in the future they will achieve the successful outcome they desire. Hope however is not the driving force for them because in hoping for something to happen, we are implying that we have little control over its’ occurrence, that we are blindly throwing a dart at a dartboard and hoping to hit.
This hopefulness is combined with confidence. The confidence the Heart of the Competitor establishes is based in their thoughts and actions that develop the confident mindset. Confidence is taking action. Confidence is being aware of the limitless possibilities that exist around us. Maintaining awareness of these limitless possibilities allows the optimist to maintain this hope because they will allows be open and prepared when opportunity arises.
Optimism is a cycle, beginning with the belief in achievement as being possible, a hopefulness that all will work out, coupled with a confidence that when an opportunity arises, the competitor will act and achieve the successful outcome they desire.
Remember this: Optimism may be born with hope, but it is delivered with action. The competitor’s actions and achievements will drive optimism, which will renew the belief within our mindset. So, an optimist needs to act, even when they do not believe. This action will lead to learning and the continual development of confidence in achievement.
Your goal for today: Renew your commitment to action; achievement will follow, allowing optimism to continually grow within you.
Question of the Day:
Write down one action you have been waiting to take. Commit to taking this action today. When you take this action be hopeful and open to all possibilities that will come from your action.
Each day is a competition and it is yours to win.