On Being an Optimist

       Yesterday I wrote about the power of positive thinking, which is sometimes equated with being an optimist.  Many people who know me would probably describe me as an eternal optimist, trying to always see the positive side of situations.  And while I have my moments, I think I generally am an optimist.  I read a recent article in Real Simple (once again, it’s not mine!) magazine that listed five ideas for being more optimistic:

  1. Think about your accomplishments and good things that have happened in the past; they’re likely to happen again!
  2. Make sure you have access to inspirational quotes, sayings, and photographs, and look at them often.
  3. Throw complete absurdity into things you do, especially those naturally humorless situations.  It’ll lighten things up for everyone involved.
  4. When you try something new, approach it as if you’ll complete it successfully.  It may be a little of the Engine that thought it could, but it can work.
  5. Change your language.  For example, avoid using the word never.

       You can read more at http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/how-to-be-optimistic-00100000077598/index.html.  

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://twitter.com/randolphmase 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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