Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Eternal Optimist

Believe while others .. 
By William Arthur Ward
Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.
Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.
Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.
Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.
Commend while others are criticizing.
Persist while others are quitting.

I am a very realistic person, sometimes to the point of being misinterpreted as being cynical. I'm usually referred to as such when a topic arises that people would rather have a one-sided view on and hey, you are definitely allowed to look at things as skewed as you wish; I prefer to look at all things involved...that would be a realistic approach to things, right? That's what I was taught, grew to learn and now will always believe.

But underneath all this realistic thinking, I was sincerely born an eternal optimist...a big reason I posted the poem above.

1 points of view:

Anonymous said...

I have been playing,sleeping, delaying, procrastinating etc. Goodness knows I'm a woman with good fortune, b/c I've been slacking this year on a lot of things. I need to get this mentality back though, I took my 'time off'(if that's what i want to call it)-I miss the feeling of...working.

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