By Bronwyn Ison

You have likely heard, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.”  When it comes to optimism, “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  I have always pursued endeavors with diligence.  Yet, this isn’t to say I haven’t had my own pessimistic shortcomings.  With some life experience thrown my direction I can attest I have made a conscious decision to be the optimist.

How can approaching your circumstances as an optimist behoove you?  For one thing you will be able to maintain a positive attitude.  You will always know you tried whether your efforts came to fruition or not.  Choosing positivity over negativity will always serve you properly.  You may gain more confidence, improve relationships with others, and most importantly never have “what if” thoughts.  You can maintain peace of mind.

Opting to be a pessimist is simply self-sabotaging.  Why would you choose a detrimental path for yourself?  If you are asking yourself why things do not work out for you, the true problem may be within.  Do you ponder why life works out for everyone else but you?  Why don’t you get the good breaks?  The harsh reality… this is on you.  You must change your thinking.   Be a believer in YOU!

We’ve all come upon challenging moments in our life.  I’ve certainly had my own share.  My attitude wasn’t always spry.  When you feel the weight of World is on your shoulders we often believe we cannot acquire more burdens.  I am a true believer (and I am tested at times) we are only given what we can handle.  Hence, it has so much to do with how you manage your challenges.

In my darkest despair I was overcome by so much pain, shame, and embarrassment.  As I navigated through a very thick and dark forest I began to see the light.  I will be forever grateful for this time in my life.  When we are challenge it can feel like quicksand.  It is a never-ending gravitating sensation drawing you nearer to the issue rather than liberating your way to freedom.

You may have thought all is so perfect in my life.  Pessimistic thoughts convolute your mind plus postulate counterproductive offerings.  Perhaps, all is chaotic in your life and your waiting for that lucky break.   When the storm subsides you can find calm again.  It’s called the seasons of life.  They come and go.  It is the cycle of life.

Be patient in all you do.  Be prepared to commence your day with happy and positive thinking.  You have everything to gain when you are happy and everything to lose when you have a sour attitude.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760.564.YOGA (9642)

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