OPTIMISM will see you through, no matter what! If you can internalize this concept, your life is bound to be propelled to unprecedented heights of excellence.
It is strange though that in order for optimism to flourish, it’s counterpart, PESSIMISM, often first has to be encountered.
It is pessimism that turns our social structures such as marriages, families and other relationships into disasters on the micro scale. On the macro scale it often messes up educational, community, business and religious constructs. Governments fail and countries are at risk when pessimism is entertained.
If we allow pessimism to overpower our sanity and control our thoughts, we are in trouble and in for a rough ride. Pessimism spreads its ugly branches in being hostile, disparaging and even malicious. It soon bears fruit of ineffectiveness, uselessness and deplorable attitudes.
However, thank God for OPTIMISM! It can turn any dismal situation into a celebration.
I’ve been through tough social, spiritual, fiscal, academic, and political challenges. I’ve been robbed of my heritage and serious attempts had been made on my human dignity. Yet, I remained optimistic. God has endowed me with OPTIMISM and I praise Him for that!
For me the difference between pessimism and optimism is embedded in Satan’s prime objectives, namely to steal, kill and destroy, versus the all-empowering and inspirational intension of Jesus the Christ: “I came so that you may have life and have it abundantly!” (John 10:10)