I’m not advocating the use of TikTok, but I was seeing all of these older folks using this picture filter where it makes them look young. I thought, “I want to see what I look like”. It wasn’t that big of a change - I looked like a teenager with dark eyebrows and a white goatee. I thought about that time (a long time ago) and I thought about regrets. What did I do or have done that I would do differently?
Your attitude and perspective have a lot to do with how you view a situation. If you are negative and pessimistic - not a lot is possible. Dad always use to say, “If you want an excuse to not do something, you’ll always find it”. If you live in an optimistic space - there’s a chance that you’ll figure out how to make something happen.
How are you motivated? What drives your expectations? I used to say that if you have negative expectations - you can only be pleasantly surprised with whatever happens. Realistic expectations? No surprise - “It is what it is”. Optimistic and hopeful expectations - good going in and good going out - regardless of what happens.
Optimism isn’t about being happy - it’s about hope. It’s about seeing the sliver of opportunity in any and every situation.
It’s all good.