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Thursday, December 12, 2013
What Is Your Passion Thursdays: Optimism
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As the nation mourns Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, we couldn't help but to reflect on a noteworthy quote that we felt was relevant to following your passion. Many people find it easy to be pessimistic and think of the negatives that can arise out of a situation. But in this quote, Mandela shows us that thinking positive is the only way to go. The more positive you think, the more positive the outcome will likely be.
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
Do you tend to be optimistic? Where has optimism taken you as you pursue a purposeful career or life in general? Thanks, Rhonda W. & Sharee W.