It’s funny, you know, oftentimes people tell me, “don’t be so pessimistic, you’ve got all the time in the world, there’s no need to do all these things right now”.
I really work hard to adhere to the “Live every day as if it were your last” attitude. This state of mind is the reason why I face my fears and move forward in life. When I go to sleep at night I’m usually satisfied and enthusiastic about the next day and the opportunity to do things that make me happy. If one day it actually is my last day, at least I know I’ve had a fulfilled life because I avoided the habit of postponing things until “tomorrow”, “next week”, or “once I have more education, money, time, luck, etc.” In many instances, “postponing” is synonymous with “never”. I consider myself an optimist and, which is even more important in my personal experience, a person who is not only convinced that there always is a way but a person who puts ideas into practice.
After hearing many times that this attitude is apparently considered pessimistic, I felt stressed and tired, and in the end rather pessimistic and even depressed. The past two years I spent a whole lot of time on figuring out who I am, what I want and how to live and achieve the life I want - self improvement, in other words.
The most important principles I learnt thus far are
- Think big
- The art of non-conformity
- Feel the fear and do it anyway
Suddenly, the very attitude that left me tired and miserable became the attitude that makes me feel energetic and optimistic.
Got a good idea, dream, goal? Then do something about it - and do it NOW! The only way to build confidence and destroy fear is through action.