Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 2: Optimism


noun; hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

Today I will persist in seeing the bright side of life, remembering that “He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”  I will be optimistic and believe in the triumph of good over evil.  “Today is mine.”

My Exercise:

Dwell intently upon these thoughts:

  1. A smile disarms anger and discontent.
  2. What I look for, that I find.
  3. Believe in the world’s betterment.
  4. The best time to be happy is now.
  5. There is no evil, but thinking makes it so.

“Give us, oh, give us, the man who sings at his work!  he will do more in the same time- he will do it better – he will persevere longer.  One is scarcely sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.  the very stars are said to make harmony as they revolve in their spheres” – Carlyle