The Optimist Creed

There are many times in one’s life when just a little, quick “pick-me-up”can go along way.

Starting a business – growing it – maintaining it and trying to “make it” sometimes can become difficult, frustrating and lonely.

The Optimist CreedMany people in our inner circles have no idea what we, as entrepreneurs are doing, where our ideas come from and why we have so much drive to succeed.

That’s why this “Inspiration” category is so very important too me and like wise for you.

I love to read other inspirational stories or quotes from time to time because it allows me to realize we are not alone in our quest to make some kind of difference in this huge – ever- changing world.

Sometimes I feel lost. Sometimes I feel self-doubt. But when you read a quick pick-me-up verse, quote or story, seemingly enough, it embeds itself in the heart…not just the mind.

It just feels good – gives a lift – inspires and grounds your intentions.

So I’m encouraging you, my reader, to find time to read the posts in this section while learning your way through all that Casper and I have in store for you with Income Insiders.

We are not just teaching the mechanics of how to build – grow – maintain and become successful in your business, but also how believing in yourself, building confidence and giving back to others is such a critical part in that success.

The Optimist Creed is a great place to start. I have it printed out and hung on my board where I can see it and read it in a matter of minutes every day. I encourage you to do the same. So…

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 optimism come true.
  • To think only 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.

For all you readers who love inspiration, please leave a comment about what inspires you below so we can all share them together!

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Comments

  1. Angie says:

    Chicken Soup for the Soul inspires me. Whenever I feel down, I just pick up one of the books and read and suddenly life doesn’t seem so bleak anymore..:)

    • Joni says:

      Hi Angie,

      I know. I love Chicken Soup for the Soul…anything that can take the edge off your day works for me!

      I love this creed because you can read it whenever you feel you need a quick pick-me-up!

      I have it printed out and hanging in my office-I read it all the time. It’s one of those little ” feel good” things
      that takes about 30 seconds to read.

      Thanks for sharing!
      Joni

  2. Jeff P. says:

    It doesn’t take but a couple of minutes to slow down, read something such as this and feel good regardless of what kind of day you’re having. It puts everything into perspective, even for a minute or two. Thanks.

    • Joni says:

      Hi Jeff,

      You’re welcome…Glad to see that men realize sometimes they need to slow down also and read something positive once in awhile to. That’s great.

      Thanks for the comment,
      Joni

  3. jesse says:

    i love this creed especially the last bit . i have a very fast paced job i dont stop running until i clock out. im gonna the last line and commit it to memory thank you!

    • Joni says:

      You go Jesse!

      Most of us do just run and run and run…never taking the time to just stop,
      even if it’s only for a moment. Glad to hear you will memorize the last line.

      I think it will bring a smile to your face…

      Thanks for commenting!
      Joni

  4. Stacey I. says:

    Yea, this is true! But the hardest part is to remember these tips when you forget. I guess that is why it has to be a constant, and consistent work in progress. Difficult, tho not impossible, that’s is a creed in itself, and if it is important enough there will be no excuses. I like these posts, they are pretty insightful. Keep’em coming!! Stacey

    • Joni says:

      Hi Stacey,

      We will keep them coming and I suggest you print the creed out like I did…that way, it’s always
      right in front of you!

      I like what you said: Difficult, tho not impossible…you got it! I will use that one if you don’t mind…

      Take care and thanks so much for your comment!
      Joni

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