You Are More Optimistic Than You Think

A New Perspective on Optimism

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I Used to Think

I used to think that being an optimistic person meant you had to live in a mindset where you were constantly positive and had to strive to be happy no matter what was happening to you

Now I Think

Recently, I read a quote from author, and television host, Mel Robbins that changed my thinking, and honestly made me feel a lot better about myself. 

Mel explained that optimism is believing in your ability to handle what happens to you. Bad things will happen, but optimistic people know they have what it takes to get through tough situations. 

A Good Day

Rather than deciding that a day was good, because it had little conflict, see a day as positive when you were able to handle the situations that took place. 

Even if you didn’t do the best job at everything, you faced it, survived it, are still here and gained information about how to handle things better in the future.  You are more optimistic than you think you are.

Scripture Reminds Us

 Romans 12:2 that reads, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”.

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This post comes from a devotional series called 4:00 AM Faith. It is written each morning and sent in a condensed format to several people. If you are interested in receiving a daily faith boost, email me at and specify if you would like it to be sent as email or text, and if phone number, provide the number.

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