Complain? Smile? The choice is ours

The other day a friend gave me a book – one of my favorite kinds of gift.
Appropriately named Inspiration, the book is a collection of positive, inspiring,
and motivational quotes.

It talks about seeing the bright, positive side of things.
To be an optimist is not about seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.
It’s not about ignoring reality.

Optimism is about trying to bring out the best in those around us.
And ourselves.
It’s about being open to all that life has to offer.
The following quote, by William Arthur Ward, best describes optimism.

Real optimism is aware of problems
but recognizes solutions;

knows about difficulties
but believes they can be overcome;

sees the negatives,
but accentuates the positives;

is exposed to the worst
but expects the best;

has reason to complain,
but chooses to smile.


/Comments/in Inspiration,Leadership/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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