Open up! Look beyond….
The world is full of possibilities, for those who wonder. It has been seen in history that the greatest creations are made by those who possessed an active outlook on what could be! Be it creators of scientific inventions, masters of art, explorers of the world or writers with fertile imagination.
Ways to enhance optimism and creativity:
Envision your dream:
I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t dream or wishes how their life could be perfect if they lived a particular life or had that certain something which could make their lives perfect. Some march ahead in pursuit of their happiness boldly with a positive outlook other just sigh deeply and shrug the thought away with an “I wish” immediately followed with a “oh well! Life isn’t fair” or “Lucky them!”
Chances are the ones who actively took control to run after their dreams have a chance of achieving their dream or goal.
One of the ways to go about it is to write a wish list, or better still have a visual board where you could place images of your desired goal onto a soft board and place it in your immediate viewing where they could be easily viewed. Looking at such images trigger positivity energizes and one can charge oneself to work towards a vision, helping them stay focused and encouraged.
Helen Keller: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you never see the shadow.”
Being in a sticky situation or having experienced a loss rarely leaves one elated, but having the realization that how one views it is the trick to deal it better, as mustering up strength is more admirable than power.
The right outlook may be difficult to view at first but Albert Einstein couldn’t have put it better with the thought that:
“Through every difficulty lies an opportunity”
Giving a self motivating talk also is one of the most powerful keys which helps in adapting to the situation better. Not every situation works out how we want it to, be but figuring out a way to cope is the way victors have overcome hurdles.
Keeping a personal gratitude diary can actually be the best self motivation. Writing and documenting what made you smile, writing a thank you note to someone over their kindness can develop good relations, instill positive and compassionate sentiments.
Life offers chances and throws opportunities our way which at times we disregard, it is up to us, our flexibility to accept change, adapt or even feel enough faith within ourselves to get up and take a chance!