​​​​Optimism Leads To Happiness: How To Think Positive And Be Happy

I can’t be happy no matter what I do. Now that I think of it, I can’t remember the last time I was happy. The way things are going, I’ll never be happier… It’s just too hard for me…

Is this type of thinking familiar to you? If so, get rid of it immediately, because this type of negative thinking makes it more challenging to become happy.

To get rid of sadness and become happier faster and easier:

  • Eliminate any pessimism about becoming a happier person (For example, stop thinking things like: I can’t find happiness in my life, or being happy is hard for me and always will be.)
  • Be optimistic about becoming a happier person (For example, start thinking things like: I can find happiness in life, and becoming happier becomes easier the more I know what to do.)

Here’s why it’s so important to do this, if you want to become happier, stay happy, and enjoy life more.

How pessimism about becoming happier hurts you

If you’re pessimistic about becoming a happier person… You’re already less happy. In fact, you’re more prone to feeling sad and miserable, since pessimism is a form of negative thinking that has an immediate negative impact on your well-being.

That’s the first important thing to realize.

The other important thing to realize is that pessimism about becoming happier:

  • Kills your energy and motivation to take any action to become happier
  • This predictably makes it more challenging for you to become happier
  • Or maybe even prevents you from becoming happier at all

The overall lesson: pessimism is not only useless for becoming happier… It makes it hard to be happy and is completely counter-productive in every single way. (So if you’re asking yourself, why is it so hard for me to be happy?, this is probably a big reason why.)

The relationship between optimism and happiness

What role does optimism play in happiness? What is the connection?

Well, if you’re optimistic about becoming happier… You already feel happier, which is exactly what you want, in the first place! After all, optimism is a powerful form of positive thinking, that has an immediate positive impact on your well-being.

That’s the first important thing to realize.

The other important thing to realize is that optimism about becoming happier:

  • Increases your energy and motivation to take action to become happier
  • This predictably makes it easier for you to become happier, and inspires you to do more things (like improving your thinking) that helps you become happier
  • So you naturally have a lot more success becoming happier

By appreciating how optimism naturally focuses you on something of positive value, and energizes and motivates you, you can appreciate why optimistic people are happier and happier people are optimistic.

The overall lesson: optimism is not only useful for becoming happier… It inherently feels good, and makes you feel happier in and of itself.

You can be happy: why optimism about becoming happy makes sense

Clearly, being optimistic about becoming happier is highly beneficial. Not only does it help you become happier faster and easier, but it also makes you feel happier in and of itself.

But it also makes a lot of sense to be optimistic about becoming happier for other reasons:

Bottom line, you’ve got every reason in the world, right now, to be optimistic about becoming happier.

But if you’re not highly optimistic at this point, that’s fine. At the very least, just be open to the possibility that you can become happier, ok? (That’s enough to energize and motivate your mind to make mental changes that will help you become happier.)

How to stop being pessimistic about becoming happier

Get rid of the following negative, pessimistic thoughts and beliefs that prevent you from becoming happy, and that keep you feeling sad, miserable, and depressed.

Click on each negative thought to learn why you’re better of without it, and why it doesn’t make sense to think that way.

How to start being optimistic about becoming happier

Start thinking in positive, optimistic ways about becoming happier to enjoy becoming happier faster and easier.

Click on each positive thought to learn how it helps you, and why it makes sense to think that way.

Improve your life immediately

Right now, complete this achievement by taking steps that will help you rewire your mind to be more optimistic about becoming happier. This, of course, will naturally help you become happier faster and easier.


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About the author

Hi, I'm Dave Fonvielle, the founder of Always Greater. On this website I teach you step by step how to be happier and more successful achieving your goals, whether it's completing a small personal to do task, like doing the dishes, or a large business goal, like launching a new product. Get my free 3 Tiny Habits for Being Happier & More Successful training for all of this right here. 


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