The success of person in a certain task solely depends on the mindset he has while doing it since optimism paves ways for opportunities. A pessimist tends to approach the dark side of the things, while on the contrary, an optimist looks for the brighter side. For the pessimist, the glass is half empty while the same glass is half full for the optimist, and this simple example clearly marks the contrast in views the people with corresponding mindsets harbour.
So Close yet So Different
Description of a specific situation from people with optimism and pessimism in their minds will sound poles apart even though both encircle the same story. But what they differ in is the way they approach the situation; an optimist looks for the best in it while on the other hand, a pessimist looks for the worst. In flesh and bone, every single person is the same, but the things that separate us is the way we approach a scene, and further the opinions we hold are built upon that and this is what demarcates the thin line that exists between optimism and pessimism.
The Snags Accompanying Pessimism
A pessimist tends to approach a situation rather cautiously and that’s why he looks for the worst in things, situations and people, and for such people being open to the brighter aspect is difficult, and quite agonising at times. They tend to prioritize the negativity and seldom look for the good and fail to understand that optimism paves ways for opportunities. The negativity that they harbour maybe a side-effect of constant let down by life itself.
Optimism Paves Ways for Opportunities
An optimist approaches a situation with open arms, full of hope which makes him look for the good even in the worst of times and such people are rare to find these days. For them, the world is full of opportunities and ultimately good thrives over evil. The contrast in views they hold makes all the difference in the world. If one thinks he can, half of the battle is won then and there; this is where the evergreen positive vibes of the optimistic people come into play. An optimistic fellow doesn’t lose hope in the worst of conditions and keeps on trying. This is what gives optimists an edge over the pessimists, their never ending source of hope and belief. Only those get to achieve their targets who have the hope for the best and try to achieve the dreams, irrespective of the hardships that they face. It is completely the vision that separates an optimist from a pessimist.
It is good to analyse everything from a critical point of view and there might be instances when considering the negative aspects might prove fruitful. But it is more vital to never lose hope while doing so. Remaining hopeful while pursuing a goal is very important. All the great personalities who went on to invent things and set records would have failed terribly, had their minds been filled with pessimism. This difference in approach and opinion to a situation is what makes a pessimist see the difficulty in every opportunity and an optimist to see opportunity in every difficulty. While pessimism closes up all doors to success, optimism paves ways for opportunities and takes a person closer to his target.
Written By: Hetal Kabra