7 Lessons Everyone Should Take From Optimists

The world is never a dull place for an optimist. They always see the glass half full and never half empty. Optimism is not a genetic gift or flaw, but rather it is a habit that anyone can inculcate. And all good habits come with practice and repetition. Little mental tweaks can help us in a big way in achieving a happy state of mind. But does that mean you won’t have a bad day? No, it doesn’t mean that. You will have all kinds of days, but optimism will help you to look over the dark clouds to catch a glimmer of silver lining. Optimism is a mental habit that comes with hard work and dedication. Your thoughts can play a huge role in literally shaping your brain. Your brain is like a mold of clay and your thoughts are like an artisan’s hands. So, pick your thoughts carefully. Happiness and positivity can create a strong and healthy brain, whereas negativity can create a weak and fragile brain. Optimists can give us some tips for achieving a zen level positivity which can help us to achieve a strong brain. Little habits can go a long way in creating a powerful character. Here are a few things that optimists never do to disrupt their zen.

1. They Never Get Overwhelmed By Others’ Words Or Actions

They don't let others agitate them

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Optimists are strong-headed individuals. They know how tough the world can be and how easy it is to give up. But, even then they choose to be positive. They carry with them a strong sense of clarity of purpose. That is why they never get agitated or overwhelmed with others and their actions. They possess the power over their minds and they don’t give that power to others.

2. They Don’t Complain

They don't complain

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Optimists know that things that have to go wrong, will go wrong. They don’t complain about things that are beyond control. Complaining about things breed ill-will and negativity. Optimists look at the side of things that are good and achievable. For example, an optimist will not complain over a missed opportunity. He or she will invest his or her energies on other opportunities that are present so as to create more opportunities.

3. They See Potential In Everyone

They see potential in everyone

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Optimists don’t look at others and decide that they have nothing to offer. They look at others and see possibilities for something good. They don’t make others feel like they are worthless. They instill a sense of possibility and hope in others. Their faith in goodness is the reason why people love them and want to follow them.

4. They See A Silver Lining In Everything

Silver lining

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They always look at the brighter side of things. Life is unpredictable and bad things can happen to all of us. But an optimist knows that feeling down will not push a person to achieve something great. So, they use their energies to focus on the brighter side to push themselves.

5. They Don’t Envy Others

They don't envy others

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Envy is a bad vice to have. Optimists know this well. So, they always steer clear of feeling envious. They like to see the good that people have and be happy for them. If someone you know is doing great, then there is no reason for you to be envious. You can rather choose to be inspired by their success and achievements and use that as your motivation to push yourself harder.

6. They Don’t Criticize Others

They don't criticize

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People who criticize others are often hiding deep insecurities. Optimists don’t believe in criticizing others because they are always busy improving themselves. Everyone is dealing with difficult things in their lives. A person who is in touch with that truth will not believe in tearing down others. They would rather work on building themselves up.

7. They Expect Good Results

They expect good results

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Optimists never expect themselves to fail. They use all of their mental, physical and spiritual energies to focus on their work and believe that it would bring them positive results. And they continue to believe in the positive, even if the results are unsatisfactory.

Optimism can open a door of happiness and contentment for us. The decision is yours whether you want to walk through that door or not.