“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.”
If you’ve placed second in a writing contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to join again? Optimists jump for joy!
In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and have a challenging and fulfilling life.