Stay Optimistic

Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan.

Earthquake in New Zealand, where I have some good friends.

Bloody violence in Lybia.

It’s been a depressing few weeks – for me at least. 

It’s times like this that make me glad I’m an optimist.

No career advice in today’s post – just a reprint of The Optimist Creed – something that helps me cope with days and weeks like these…

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself:

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  •  To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Inspiring and comforting words in times like these – and great career advice.

If you want a copy of The Optimist Creed that you can frame and hang in your workspace, go to

The Optimist Creed helps me be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.  That keeps me centered and on track.  I hope it will do the same for you.

Have a great weekend.


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