Tuesday

The Optimist's 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 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.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


An excerpt from The Optimist Creed written by Christian D. Larson who is credited as being a founder in the New Thought movement. (1874 – 1962) Larson was a prolific writer of  books on positive thinking. Many of his books remain in print today, nearly 100 years after they were first published.
  • The Ideal Made Real; or Applied Metaphysics for Beginners: Originally Published  in 1912
  • On the Heights (1908)
  • The Pathway of Roses
  • Nothing Succeeds Like Success
  • Perfect Health
  • What Right Thinking Will Do
  • The Great Within (1908)
  • Your Forces and How to Use Them
  • Brains and How to Get Them
  • How to remain well (1912)
  • The Mastery Of Self And The Mastery Of Fate
  • How to Stay Young

  • 3 comments:

    1. Good, I think this is a great way to be and act... it isn't always easy but as long as we keep trying... that is all that counts:)

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    2. Buddha nature to act in such ways!! great!

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    3. This is one of my all time favorite quotes. I had it on my desk at work for a long time. Thanks for sharing!

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    thanks for your input - i love comments