Blake Moffett Optimism

Topics: Optimism, Pessimism, Failure Pages: 3 (763 words) Published: February 12, 2015
Blake Moffett
Treadway 8th period
The Key to Success
Sylvester Stallone once voiced “I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.” Any kind of success in this life is unattainable without optimism. Optimism should, without a doubt, be a priority. Optimism is the only thing that kept our students learning, our doctors healing, and our troops fighting, all these in hopes of a better future.

Optimism is another word for faith. Optimism is just faith that things will get better no matter how bad the circumstances are. We are supposed to have faith in the fact that God has a bigger plan and part of that plan may be atrociously scary but it will turn out for the better in the end. If we lose our faith then we lose our optimism, and if we lose our optimism then we lose any chance of anything ever getting better. Pessimism is like a cancer, once someone gets it, there is no turning back. The pessimism will spread, not only throughout one’s self, but through his friends and family, bringing everyone down with him. The only cure for this disease is an optimist. Optimism spreads like a wildfire, when people see someone being positive they are going to see that and mimic the optimism.

Being a pessimist might mean that one may never get hurt emotionally because they do not expect much, but an optimist would be grateful for the fact that someone or something could make them feel sad like that. An optimist would be thankful that something could make him or her feel so alive. Optimism gives people a reason to live. It gives people hope and meaning to life. What is life without meaning anyways? When things get tough in life pessimists are going to be the first ones to quit, while the optimists push through the tough trials to eventually get to their goal. Every champion or winner of anything always knew that they could be victorious. Even when they were down in the count or losing, they had no doubt in their minds that...
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