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Look At Life Though Rose Colored Glasses

Written by: Dr. Allen Lycka, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

As one of the most renowned motivational speakers and authors in the world, and the host and executive producer of the "How to Live a Fantastic Life," "Doc Fix That," and "Driving Biz" syndicated radio shows, I have had the opportunity to teach millions of people about the power of optimism. And I can tell you from firsthand experience that learning to think optimistically can profoundly impact your life.

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First, it's essential to understand what optimism is. Simply put, optimism is the belief that things will work out for the best. It's the mindset that no matter what challenges or obstacles you may face, you will find a way to overcome them and achieve your goals.


The benefits of optimism are numerous. For one, it can help you to maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. When you believe that things will work out for the best, you are less likely to get discouraged or give up when faced with difficult situations. Additionally, optimism can lead to better physical and mental health. Studies have shown that optimistic individuals are less likely to develop chronic health conditions and have a lower risk of depression and anxiety.


One of the keys to learning optimism is to focus on the things you can control rather than dwelling on the things you can't. Instead of worrying about something that you have no power over, focus on taking action on the things you can control. This will not only help you to feel more in control of your life, but it will also help you to build the skills and resources you need to overcome any challenges that come your way.


Another critical aspect of learning optimism is to surround yourself with positive people. The people you spend the most time with significantly impact your mindset and attitude. If you surround yourself with pessimistic people, it will be much harder for you to maintain an optimistic outlook. On the other hand, if you surround yourself with positive and optimistic people, it will be much easier for you to adopt a similar mindset.


Another way to learn optimism is by practicing gratitude. When we focus on what we're grateful for, it's harder to focus on the negative things in our lives. So keep a gratitude journal, and write down at least three things you're grateful for each day. This practice can help shift your mindset to a more positive one.


Finally, it's essential to recognize that learning optimism is a process, not a destination. Changing the way you think takes time and effort, and it will take time. So be patient with yourself, and remember that every small step you take in the direction of optimism is a step in the right direction.


In conclusion, learning optimism is not only a valuable skill but can have a tremendous impact on your life. By focusing on the things you can control, surrounding yourself with positive people, practicing gratitude, and being patient with yourself, you can learn to think optimistically and open yourself up to a world of possibilities. Remember, as I always say, "Every problem has a solution, every obstacle can be overcome, and every setback is an opportunity to learn and grow." So, start today to learn optimism, and you'll see the difference it can make in your life.


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Dr. Allen Lycka, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Dr. Allen Lycka is acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. In 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with ALS and given six months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and tenacity. Having been given a “golden ticket” Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the books The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka, Pillars of Success with 1 New York Times Best Selling Author Jack Canfield and bLU volume 1 with Corey Poirier. He is the host and executive director of How To Live a Fantastic Life show with 4 million listeners per episode. He is a sought-after speaker.

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