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Who would you rather hang around-- the person with an optimistic attitude or the person who is always complaining and fearful? You can have that pervasive optimistic attitude that will prepare you to anticipate success and bounce back from setbacks. The Internet has a lot of wonderful resources for you to learn to tackle problems with confidence and imagination!
Tip for Today: Read autobiographies and biographies of successful and adventurous people and study how they overcome their challenges through efforts and attitudes. If you are less into reading and more into the visual, then visit a bright and beautiful exhibition at an art gallery, walk through a gorgeous formal garden like the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, or watch some of the free documentaries about inspiring people online. Attend "introductory" motivational presentations that are usually free (promotions for more expensive presentations). I once saw and heard motivational speaker Brian Tracey for a good hour-- I have since read all of his books and was impressed by his suggestion to spend 10% of everything you earn on your own education and self-improvement.
With gratitude, I base this blog on the book "Learn to be an Optimist: A Practical Guide to Achieving Happiness" by Lucy MacDonald, a Quebec-based motivational speaker with an academic background in psychology and counseling.