“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” William James
“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” Winston Churchill
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” Hugh Downs
And just for fun, “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995
The next time you struggle with a seemingly impossible situation, Get Curious! If everything’s an opportunity, where might the opportunity be in this situation.
The Universe is far more creative than we can imagine. So assume the best and look for the silver lining in even the darkest cloud.