Pursue Active Optimism to be the Ultimate Winner

Ram Bansal By Ram Bansal, 19th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/13ul95l8/
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Instead, striking at the worst possibility with all the directed efforts is the right path of victory. In the same process, it came to surface that successful persons do not find happiness in their achievements, but achievements in their happiness.

Performing with Happiness

During my rediscovery of the self and working of the human mind and brain, I came across a revolutionary fact of life – hollow optimism without making efforts to win leads to disappointment. Instead, striking at the worst possibility with all the directed efforts is the right path of victory. In the same process, it came to surface that successful persons do not find happiness in their achievements, but achievements in their happiness.
Happiness is the key to success, and surely, one is in the happiest state of mind while beginning a new endeavor. This calls for that the softest part of the endeavor is taken up in the beginning. Further, it is a well known fact that enemy should never be considered weak. Similarly, no task should be considered easy, but all efforts should be made to perform the task in the best possible way.

Focus on Work-culture

Happiness is an outcome of the mindset. Since all achievements are transients on the path of life stream coming across like waves on the surface and disappearing to give place to another wave of achievement, no achievement is capable of providing permanence to happiness. What stays permanently with a person can only impart permanent happiness. And this is the person’s way of working or his/her work-culture that brings achievements after achievements to his/her feet. This work-culture is the source of permanent happiness un-fizzled by the waves of achievements and gaps in between. So, it is the work-culture that is to be focused on for overall success in life and hence the happiness.

Forcing the Self out of the Comfort Zone

Seeking the shade of a comfort zone, particularly with the air of optimism, is the greatest shackle people love to bind themselves with. In the early winter morning, your cozy bed keep on warming you to prevent you from venturing out in the freshness of open sky to breath in the vital energy and rejuvenate yourself. Your sweet companions and colleagues persuade you to be complacent with what you have in their company not to take the flight to an uncertain zone with immense possibilities open for you. The world of conformists and fortune tellers guide you to wait for the right time to come in your life on its own instead of allowing you to make your own destiny through facing the unchallenged frontiers of life. All such factors work as good enough reasons for being complacent while the right course for an actively intelligent person is to break out of the comfort zone and be a champion fighter for achieving the best. The human progress so far has been the result of some intellectuals ventured out to be champion fighters in the past. It is now my turn to take their place.

Passive versus Active Optimism

With this mindset, I sent a lengthy message to one of my online friends living in a far away country wherein I analytically expressed a possibility of never meeting her in life. In reply, she asked me not to be pessimistic but keep on hoping for the best. I told her if we keep on sitting in the comfortable shade of optimism, we shall be disappointed ultimately. We need to come out of our comfort zones to strike at the worst possibility to activate optimism to our lives. This derivation bifurcates optimism into two parts – active and passive.
Passive optimism is just keep on hoping for the best in the hands of circumstantial factors that may turn the wind in a favorable direction and may bring a positive outcome. But the possibility of a failure is not overwritten completely by this approach of passive optimism. Active optimism directs us to be analytic to find the weakest point in the chain and strengthen it through concerted efforts to eliminate the worst possibility first. Once this stage is arrived at, other things become easier to win over and get the desired outcome.

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Active, Comfort, Discovery, Mind, Optimism, Passive, Self, Work-Culture

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author avatar Ram Bansal
An Engineer in the wonderland of Authorship, principally for authoring eBooks. My writings principally focus on psychology, Indian politics, philosophy, health and happiness in routine ways.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
28th Jun 2015 (#)

A great article of wisdom and altruistc motve!

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