Practice optimism.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.  The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it.  You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.” —Norman Vincent Peale  

Your attitude is everything.  Defeat is only a state of mind.  You can choose to feel defeated or not.  You can see it as the end to your dreams coming true or you can see it as just a bump in the road.  You can choose to use your current situation as an excuse to feel bad about your future or you can keep envisioning your life the way you want it to be.  

When we focus upon what we want, we will be able to create positively no matter what is happening in our life at the present moment.  It doesn’t matter what the circumstances of your life are right now.  You cannot allow what is happening now to affect what you are envisioning for yourself in the future.  That is what being an optimist means.  Its believing that things will work out in your favor even if they dont seem like they are at the moment.  

Keep your mind focused upon what you want and keep your attention focused on the positive aspects in your life.  You cannot attract abundance if youre feeling a lack of it, constantly wondering where it is or why you don’t have it, and being jealous of others who do have money.  You have to feel as if you’re abundant now by appreciating what you do have and trust that more is coming.  You cannot attract love if you’re feeling lonely and jealous of others who are in happy relationships.  You have to feel love for yourself, for your friends or family, and for all the experiences that you’ve had.  Trust that love is coming at the right time and that it’s on its way to you.

Make lists of as many positive aspects and things that you love about your life that you can think of, and try not to complain about anything.  As you use those things to uplift you, your point of attraction will shift and the world will begin to transform before your eyes.  By making an effort to look for positive aspects in your life, you will raise your vibration which will cause you to begin attracting more and more thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are enjoyable to you.

Affirmations for a more optimistic state of mind:

“I am where I am, and where I am is perfect”.

“I am on the right track.  Nothing is amiss here.  Everything is happening for my highest good.”

“I am perfect where I am and gravitating to something that will bring me even more joy.”

“The universe is working in perfect harmony.  I now see a universe of beauty and perfection."

In love and light,

Sydney