Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thought for the day 16th of July 2011

Pessimistic quotes is the topic of the post on the blog ‘Thought for the day’ today. Do not worry; I will not try to promote some kind of negative thinking or pathetic miserable mentality here. On the contrary, I will try to show the futility of pessimistic thinking and I will do it by means of quotes on the theme. I hope you will cling on to positive thinking after reading the article. 

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose” by Kahlil Gibran.

Life always has positive and negative aspects about it. You can try to look at both, but I think you will eventually have to decide which side to concentrate on. I think the best thing is to concentrate on positive side and soberly look at negative side. Don’t you look at the thorns too much. Better admire the beauty of life. 

Pessimism never won any battle” by Dwight David Eisenhower.

Imagine an army general who does not believe his army can win. What a terrible condition! How could you go to a fight with such an attitude? You are doomed to fail. Change your attitude, and change it fast. Positive mentality may not win you the battle, but a negative one definitely won’t. 

To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic” by Albert Schweitzer.

Facts and your experience about your life might be very negative. However, it does not have to continue in the same fashion in the future. You have to see failures and those negative facts in your life as something temporary. They will change. You just keep your positive attitude in your heart. 

The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality” by Heywood C. Broun.

We cannot avoid failures. They are part of our path that should lead to perfection and professionalism. You will never learn anything if you do not fail. However, if you learn you will fail less and less. It is important not to make wrong decisions after you fail. A lot of people become pessimists after their failures. They do not learn to react in a right way to their failures. 

Pessimism is a waste of time” by Norman Cousins. 

A very good and short summary of what I have been talking about in the article. By keeping to a pessimistic attitude you will waste your time and not achieve anything. Change your thoughts and become an optimist today.
Hope you liked pessimistic quotes!

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