We all have those days when we don't feel quite right. Maybe we just don’t feel like dealing with the day ahead or we fear it is going to be a bad day. Maybe we are sick of doing the work we have to do. Or maybe we just woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Whatever it is, we can choose to let it take over our body and ruin our day. Or we can choose to take an action step to create change. The smallest of steps can lead you out of the doldrums and onto a path toward joy. It really doesn’t take much.
“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”—Harry Truman
Leaders we admire are often optimistic. They are the ones we look to for inspiration—the ones who remind us of what’s possible. Optimistic leaders are able to see opportunities in bad markets, in challenging circumstances, in every situation that presents itself.
Most people who achieve amazing results must, at one time or another, use their resilience in order to achieve those results. We all have these stories, and it’s worth looking at some of these tales, and how miraculously resilient we humans can be!
Famous stories of resilience can remind us of how powerful we are to transform our circumstances.