I ain’t going to lie. This round of edits has been really tough. So I was encouraged to find these good words waiting for me on Monday.
As soon as we realize that there is a difference between right now and what might happen next, we can move ourselves to the posture of possibility, to the self-fulfilling engine of optimism.
— Seth Godin
I’m an optimist. I don’t know why. But it has made things easier.
— Geoff Herbach (…wise words from his grandmother)
Place your attention on what is occurring now, not anticipating the future.
— Ennea Thought for the Day
In life, it’s impossible to always feel like everything is going well and that you’re exactly where you want to be in terms of success. It’s like the tide – it ebbs and flows. Sometimes you’ll feel successful, like the high tide, and other times, the tide will go out and you’ll feel dissatisfied with the way things are going. You just have to ride it out. Eventually, the tides will turn again.
— Lisa Schroeder (…from the podcast Millennial)
And this one came through on Tuesday —
Optimism is true moral courage.
– Ernest Shackleton