Intense, according to Webster: “… marked by or expressive of great zeal, energy, determination, or concentration <intense effort>”. Positive: “…marked by optimism <the positive point of view>” Truthfully, that one seems a bit understated, but we’ll go with it. So, “an expression of great zeal, energy and determination to be optimistic!” That is a secret to life, as far as I’m concerned.
Nothing great was ever accomplished by the person who thought it couldn’t be done ! The first thing that happens when you say (or think) “it can’t be done,” is that your mind takes that as an instruction to not even try to figure it out, and if you think there’s no way out, you won’t look; if you think it can’t be done, you won’t try.
There is a story of the great Houdini who boasted that he could escape from anything. He was placed in a jail cell one day from which there had never been an escape and he was challenge. When the guards left he took out a thin strip of medal and began picking the lock. HOURS later he had not succeeded and eventually gave up and, in exhaustion, leaned again the door… which flung open. The guards had forgotten to lock the door. In your mind, if you think the door is locked… it’s locked.
Optimism! Intense Optimism! There’s always a way (start with the obvious). That will keep you engaged, and give your mind the fuel it needs to help you figure it out because, as retired general Colin Powell says, “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
What’s YOUR story? Have an incredible day!