To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Promise Yourself also known as The Optimist Creed, is by Christian D Larson ~ 1912
19 thoughts on “Promise Yourself”
Wish I can make this my mantra for my daily living.
Thanks for sharing.
Most welcome! 😊
So powerful! Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful piece, loved it
Thank you Brooke! 💕
Powerful words. This illustrates what it is to be truly successful in life.
Nice image to go along with the words. Bill
That’s an awesome list! Now, just to go and do it 🙂 That’s a stunning photo too. Where did you find it ?
the list is pretty long…but we can take baby steps. 🙂 I saw this photo some time ago and copied it on my desktop…unfortunately I can’t find where I wrote where it was from. I usually scribble it on a notepad.
I did save a copy but wondered about copyright… given you have used it I guess it’s fine.
Words to live by 💜
Yes, yes, and YES! Great points to live with!!
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Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!
What an incredibly positive way to start the week. Thank you. 🙂
This is awesome!
Thanks SJ. I hadn’t read this before but it’s beautiful.
You’re welcome. If you’d like you can call me Bernice, although SJ is shorter. 🙂
Okay, thanks, Bernice! 🙂