Life, as we all know, is complicated and confusing. Sometimes it is happy, and sometimes it is sad. Sometimes it is smooth, and sometimes you get lots of unexpected bumps along the way. This is how life is supposed to be. However staying positive through every situation is the best way to lead life.
We all have one life, and in this life, we are given many challenges every day. Many wise men have said that looking at the optimistic side can make your life much better and help you find success easily. This is completely true. However, this is just half the truth. Looking at the optimistic side does not always solve all the problems. Looking at the optimistic side with some realism is what helps a person succeed in life.
Walt Disney is one of the most successful men in the whole world. He once said, “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
Looking at the Optimistic Side is not the Solution
Although to deal with all the problems in life, a person needs to look at the optimistic side of the things rather than being negative about it. However, as Walt Disney said, life is a complex matter. Not everything has a positive outcome. Hence, you need to be smart enough to know that bad thing does happen to all the people. A wise man shows realism at this time and not let the blindfold of optimism fool him. He takes the bad times and turns them around into a good time in his or her life. Hence, to lead a successful life, there are two things you need to do.
1. You need to see the optimistic side of the things.
2. You need to be practical and keep a realistic approach about every situation.
Losing hope is not an option. But keeping false hope is the worst thing to do. For example, if you get robbed and end up losing all your money. You should be optimistic and know that everything will be alright. However, you should also know that you will have to work extra hard to ensure that everything will be alright.
How Can Being Unrealistic Be Harmful?
As said above, always looking at the optimistic side of the things without having a realistic approach is not a smart decision to take. In the case of the example given above, if you are being unrealistic and optimistic that your life will get better and do nothing about it, your problem will not get solved. You will face all the consequences. No miracle can come and save you. The only person who can save you is ‘You.’ Being unrealistic or too confident can make you depressed if the things do not turn out the way you expected them to be.
Hence, the only thing to do here is to have a realistic approach in life. Look at the problem practically. Find the solution to the problem and stay on the optimistic side while expecting the result. Put in all your hard work and be positive about the results.
Written By: Vishakha Goyal