Life can be complicated and there are many things that can stunt our optimism.
In this day and age especially, running a business or working towards a difficult goal is stressful and when things go wrong, it can have negative effects on our optimism.
A lack of optimism can lead to a lack of motivation, a lack of direction and of course, a lack of ambition - then all of a sudden, you will find yourself seriously off track. Everyone's optimism takes a hit from time to time. If you're sitting at your desk feeling a little deflated and you're finding it tough to kick off the working week, perhaps these quotes will help...
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Hellen Keller
With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. - Studs Terkel
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. - Lucille Ball
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. - Colin Powell
I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. - Michael Jordan