The Optimist Creed
What To Do And Not To Do To Succeed.
In the beginning of the last century there was a great movement based on the thoughts of your own personal power. You have probably heard of Think And Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill) or The Science Of Getting Rich and How To Be A Genius (Wallace D. Wattles).
There are many, many more and they are all written in the same tradition of empowerment of the individual. The tradition is called New Thought and originated in the beginning of the 1800. Today it goes under the name of New Age. 200 years later that is… 😉
The Optimist Creed or “Promise Yourself” was originally published in 1912. It appeared in the book “Your Forces and How to Use Them.” The writer Christian D. Larson was convinced everyone had access to tremendous personal powers. This power originated in the all encompassing spiritual force. You can give that force your own name. 🙂
The Optimist Creed by Christian D. Larson
– 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 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.
The Other Side Of The Coin
Here is a link to Forbes on what NOT to do. Use The Optimist Creed and the 13 tips in the article and you’ll be in fine shape for 2014!
Is there anything you would like to ad to the creed? If so, write your additions in the comment box below. Thank you!