Believe It or Not?
According to one dictionary, the definition of Pollyanna is a person who is unreasonably or illogically optimistic.
We’ve all heard sayings like, look for the silver lining, turn lemons into lemonade, if at first you don’t succeed, and many many others, but how did these sayings get started? Was it unreasonable or illogical optimism, or did they arise out of universal truths.
If it isn’t clear to you whether to put faith in such statements, one way to decide is to ask yourself, “which feels better?”
Would it feel better to focus your attention on hope and possibility, or not. Would you have more motivation to help yourself and those around you, or not.
Believe it or not, it’s up to you. What do you think?