Promise #8: Decide for Growth

The next promise of the “Optimist Creed” is, “To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.”   In this promise, Christian D. Larson reminds us that we don’t have to let our history dictate our future. When I first realized I was meant to be a coach, there…

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Promise #7: The Secrets of Staying Positive

As we continue to examine Christian D. Larson’s “The Optimist Creed,” let’s turn our attention inward. The next promise is, “to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”   Larson’s promise is a great reminder that being critical of others—whether inwardly or outwardly—places us on…

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Promise #6: Be Like the Sunflower

Sunflowers are fascinating flowers that look toward the sun when it rises and follow it across the sky until it sets. Research shows that sunflowers follow the sun to get warm, and in turn, that warmth attracts the insects they need to thrive.   The next promise in Christian D. Larson’s “The Optimist Creed,” “To…

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