Decide to be an optimist.
Don’t think it is something that you had to be born with.
Don’t believe it was how you were raised.
Don’t accept that it’s out of your reach.
DECIDE to be more optimistic.
Everyday, a 1000 times a day it’s how you act and how you react. Those are completely up to you.
So start working on your Internal Optimistic Narrator. All day, everyday you talk to yourself/narrate your life. In a traffic jam do you curse all the reasons it’s bad news? Or do you think: Score! I get an extra 10 minutes in the car to sing and NOT accomplish anything. WooHoo, traffic jams are a gift!
When your internal narration turns angry, frustrated or sad, stop yourself. Rephrase and redefine! At first it may seem artificial and contrived. But with practice you start to do it more naturally and automatically.
With practice you can decide yourself into optimism.